1 [uncountable] formalSCJ
the act of putting someone in a room, prison etc that they are not allowed to leave, or the state of being there: ➔ solitary confinement
They were held in confinement for three weeks.
He visited prisoners at their place of confinement.
2 [uncountable and countable] old-fashioned or formalMB
the time when a woman gives birth to a baby:
the pros and cons of home versus hospital confinement