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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology; The action of keeping something harmful under control or within limits

Usage examples (29)
  • The containment of the AIDS epidemic
  • The containment of the rebellion
  • containment of communist expansion was a central principle of United States' foreign policy from 1947 to the 1975
  • But if worst comes to worst, there are what he calls containment rooms. for more
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