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Wordnet 3.0


1. gotten under control;
- Example: "the oil spill is contained"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Contain \Con*tain"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Contained; p. pr. & vb. n. Containing.] [OE. contenen, conteinen, F. contenir, fr. L. continere, -tentum; con- + tenere to hold. See Tenable, and cf. Countenance.] 1. To hold within fixed limits; to comprise; to include; to inclose; to hold. [1913 Webster] Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens can not contain thee; how much less this house! --2 Chron. vi. 18. [1913 Webster] When that this body did contain a spirit. --Shak. [1913 Webster] What thy stores contain bring forth. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To have capacity for; to be able to hold; to hold; to be equivalent to; as, a bushel contains four pecks. [1913 Webster] 3. To put constraint upon; to restrain; to confine; to keep within bounds. [Obs., exept as used reflexively.] [1913 Webster] The king's person contains the unruly people from evil occasions. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Fear not, my lord: we can contain ourselves. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

contained adj 1: gotten under control; "the oil spill is contained"