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  • (of a space) restricted in area or volume; cramped.

    ‘wear a dust mask and goggles when soldering in confined spaces’
    • ‘Another feature solves the problem of how to have a leisure area in a confined space.’
    • ‘She said the family had slept in their kitchen and the children could not do their homework because of the confined space.’
    • ‘So we'll be left with the sort of people who show off on stage at hypnosis gigs acting up in a confined space and trying to root each other.’
    • ‘When burnt, charcoal gives off carbon monoxide which can kill in a confined space.’
    • ‘It needs space to look its best but can be grown in a confined area if some of the stems are cut back and it is grown through a support of some sort.’
    • ‘Within the film's confined internal spaces the human body takes on a territorial presence of its own.’
    • ‘Relationships with a small group of carers in a confined setting are likely to come under significant strain.’
    • ‘Babies play in little pens or in safely confined areas on a blanket on the floor.’
    • ‘This concentration is reached only when there are sufficient cells within a confined volume.’
    • ‘Is it just me or is stinking up confined public places with solvents a, well, a stinky thing to do?’
    • ‘This year there are seven plays on offer, four in the confined section and three in the open section.’
    • ‘The usual problem of marshalling an unwieldy cast in such a confined theatre is tackled by doubling up on roles.’
    • ‘Because they are so long, opening them in confined quarters could prove difficult.’
    • ‘What god given right do you have to smoke in the confined carriage of the Tube?’
    • ‘Such a confined analysis will not help to unravel the response of a whole system, or to describe the complex network.’
    • ‘In modern usage an artesian well is any well in which the water level rises above the top of the confined aquifer to which the well is open.’
    • ‘Add fuel, oil or grease in hot or confined places, and you've got a real problem on your hands.’
    • ‘Jet aircraft were available in numbers for the first time, but had to operate in a confined airspace.’
    • ‘The confined air of the Paris Metro offered him one of his most fertile ideas.’
    • ‘Therefore I do feel that smoking should be banned in public places, certainly all confined ones.’
    cramped, constricted, restricted, limited, confining, small, narrow, compact, tight, pinched, squeezed, poky, uncomfortable, inadequate, meagre
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/kənˈfīnd/ /kənˈfaɪnd/