Etymology

1. containment

noun. ['kənˈteɪnmənt'] a policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology or to force it to negotiate peacefully.

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • contain (English)

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Rhymes with Containment

  • infotainment
  • entertainment
  • attainment
  • arraignment

How do you pronounce containment?

Pronounce containment as kənˈteɪnmənt.

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Sentences with containment


1. Noun, singular or mass
Put the temporary containment in her tank and let her crawl out in her own time.

2. Adjective
Spray the plastic sheets in the containment area.

2. containment

noun. ['kənˈteɪnmənt'] the act of containing; keeping something from spreading.

Synonyms

  • ring containment

Antonyms

  • indiscipline
  • intemperance

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • contain (English)

3. containment

noun. ['kənˈteɪnmənt'] (physics) a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor.

Antonyms

  • merit system

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • contain (English)
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