confined Definition

  • 1restricted or limited in space, area, or application
  • 2kept in one place; prevented from leaving

Using confined: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "confined" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The animals were confined to their cages.

  • Example

    She felt confined by the small apartment.

  • Example

    The fire was confined to the kitchen.

  • Example

    The patient is confined to bed rest.

confined Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with confined

  • an enclosed area with limited space and restricted access


    Workers must wear protective gear when entering confined spaces.

  • an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock or unconsolidated materials that is surrounded by a layer of impermeable rock or clay


    The city relies on water from a confined aquifer for its drinking water supply.

  • a type of animal feeding operation where animals are kept and raised in confined situations


    CAFOs have been criticized for their negative environmental impact.


Summary: confined in Brief

The term 'confined' [kənˈfaɪnd] refers to being restricted or limited in space, area, or application. It can also mean being kept in one place and prevented from leaving. Examples include animals confined to cages, feeling confined by a small apartment, and patients confined to bed rest. Phrases like 'confined space' and 'confined aquifer' denote specific contexts, while formals like 'restricted' and 'limited' and informals like 'stuck' and 'trapped' convey similar meanings.