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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcontainmentcon‧tain‧ment /kənˈteɪnmənt/ noun [uncountable] formal  CONTROLthe act of keeping something under control, stopping it becoming more powerful etc containment of public expenditure political containment of member states
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containmentFar from rejecting internationalism and retreating to isolationism, the Republicans were proposing to go beyond containment.Weldon also would like to see more detail on cost containment measures.cost containmentA spill would be especially damaging since equipment normally used for containment could not operate in such shallow waters.In practice, therefore, Eisenhower and Dulles continued the policy of containment.the Cold War policy of containmentThe firm which had fire-proofed the building got high praise for the containment of the blaze.Looking back I think she could hardly have lived anywhere more suited to the containment of her difficulty.The policy, in other words, was containment, not rollback.
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