- limited or restricted.
- unable to leave a place because of illness, imprisonment, etc.
- being in childbirth; being in parturition
—verb (used with object), con·fined, con·fin·ing.
- to enclose within bounds; limit or restrict: She confined her remarks to errors in the report. Confine your efforts to finishing the book.
- to shut or keep in; prevent from leaving a place because of imprisonment, illness, discipline, etc.: For that offense he was confined to quarters for 30 days.