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Synonyms for containment
kənˈteɪn məntcon·tain·ment

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  1. containmentnoun

    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

    "containment of communist expansion was a central principle of United States' foreign policy from 1947 to the 1975"

  2. containmentnoun

    (physics) a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor

  3. containmentnoun

    the act of containing; keeping something from spreading

    "the containment of the AIDS epidemic"; "the containment of the rebellion"

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How to use containment in a sentence?

  1. Ian Lindsey:

    The authorities have been working overtime to put down a containment area and they were here last night ready to defend us, but there wasn't a lot of fire really, anyone who needed to had retreated. I'm not surprised, last weekend was intense.

  2. Lou Jiwei:

    Containment and counter-containment are inevitable and that will be a long-term issue.

  3. Alex Azar:

    We have enacted the most aggressive containment measures in the history of our country.

  4. Mike Ryan:

    (That) is to a great extent due to a huge public health operation in China, that ... gives us an opportunity for containment.

  5. Kim Jong:

    And if North Korea hasn't made any credible steps then the concern is that President US Donald Trump might consider military options even before considering long term containment and deterrence, there's no telling what President US Donald Trump will decide to do.

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