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noun confinement pronunciation in British English /kənˈfaɪnmənt/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a situation in which someone is forced to stay in a place, especially a prison, and not allowed to leave

    She started writing poetry during her long confinement in prison.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] old-fashioned the time during which a pregnant woman gives birth


a title used before a man or woman's name as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr, Ms, etc

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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