AskDefine | Define contained

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contained adj
1 controlled; "striking with contained ferocity at my head"- R.L.Stevenson
2 gotten under control; "the oil spill is contained"

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  1. Restricted in space.
    The brush fire is now contained, if it doesn't jump the lines it will burn itself out.


  1. past of contain
    This box contained rat poison, now it contains a dead rat.
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