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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. restricting the scope or freedom of action;
[syn: confining, constraining, constrictive, limiting, restricting]

2. crowded;
- Example: "close quarters"
[syn: close, confining]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Confine \Con*fine"\ (k[o^]n*f[imac]n"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Confined; p. pr. & vb. n. Confining.] [F. confiner to border upon, LL. confinare to set bounds to; con- + finis boundary, end. See Final, Finish.] To restrain within limits; to restrict; to limit; to bound; to shut up; to inclose; to keep close. [1913 Webster] Now let not nature's hand Keep the wild flood confined! let order die! --Shak. [1913 Webster] He is to confine himself to the compass of numbers and the slavery of rhyme. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] To be confined, to be in childbed. Syn: To bound; limit; restrain; imprison; immure; inclose; circumscribe; restrict. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

confining adj 1: restricting the scope or freedom of action [syn: confining, constraining, constrictive, limiting, restricting] 2: crowded; "close quarters" [syn: close, confining]