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con·fine·ment

(kon-fīn'ment),
Lying-in; giving birth to a child.
[L. confine (ntr.), a boundary, confine, fr. con- + finis, boundary]

con·fine·ment

claustrophobia.
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confinement

(kən-fīn′mənt)
n.
1. The act of confining or the state of being confined.
2. Lying-in.
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confinement

Obstetrics See EDC/EDL–expected date of confinement or expected date of labor.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

con·fine·ment

(kŏn-fīn'mĕnt)
Lying-in; giving birth to a child.
[L. confine (ntr.), a boundary, confine, fr. con- + finis, boundary]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

confinement

The period from the start of labour to the delivery of the afterbirth (placenta).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Rhodes' prose in Total Confinement, at times, is far more enlightened and refined than the topic itself.
RHODES, TOTAL CONFINEMENT: MADNESS AND REASON IN THE MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON 45 (2004).
It was used as the mechanism to improve the operation of the Kentucky State Reformatory and the Kentucky State Penitentiary and bring those facilities into compliance with a federal consent decree that was entered into as a result of an inmate lawsuit that challenged the total confinement conditions.

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