confinement - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/kənˈfaɪnmənt/
singularconfinement
pluralconfinements
  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