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Definition:
  • (military) the act of containing something or someone; keeping it from spreading; "the army was charged with the containment of the rebel forces";
  • (physics) a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor;
  • a policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology or to force it to negotiate pecefully; "containment of communist expansion was a central principle of United States'' foreign policy from 1947 to the 1;

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    Hyponyms: ring containment

     

    Derivational Morphology: check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back

     

    Anagrams: contaminate

     

     
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