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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.

confinement

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

confinement

[kənfīn′mənt]
Etymology: L, confinis, common boundary
1 a state of being held or restrained within a specific place in order to hinder or minimize activity.
2 the final phase of pregnancy, during which labor and childbirth occur. See also puerperium.

confinement

Obstetrics See EDC/EDL–expected date of confinement or expected date of labor.

con·fine·ment

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

confinement

The period from the start of labour to the delivery of the afterbirth (placenta).

confinement

restriction of animals' movements so that they are not allowed to range freely and graze pasture but are confined either outdoors or indoors, with food brought to them. The degree of confinement varies from tie-stalls for cows and farrowing crates for sows, to lounging barns and feedlots for cattle.

total confinement
animals housed at all times; a common practice in some tropical countries where protection from the heat and humidity may be essential for high-producing livestock; labor and engineering services are costly production items.
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