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confinement

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Noun confinement has 3 senses
  1. parturiency, labor, labour, confinement, lying-in, travail, childbed - concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
    --1 is a kind of parturition, birth, giving birth, birthing
    --1 is a part of pregnancy, gestation, maternity
    --1 has parts: uterine contraction; effacement; asynclitism, obliquity
    --1 has particulars: premature labor, premature labour
  2. confinement - the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them
    --2 is a kind of
    restraint
    --2 has particulars:
     imprisonment, internment; house arrest; commitment, committal, consignment
    Derived form: verb confine5
  3. confinement - the state of being confined; "he was held in confinement"
    --3 is a kind of
    subjugation, subjection
    --3 has particulars:
     constraint, restraint; captivity, imprisonment, incarceration, immurement; detention, hold, custody; solitary confinement, solitary
    Derived form: verb confine4
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