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con·tain

contain

 
 
pronunciation:
kn teIn
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: contains, containing, contained
definition 1: to hold or have within.
Soda contains a lot of sugar.
 
synonyms:
hold
similar words:
enclose, incorporate, surround
definition 2: to be able to hold or have within.
A tablespoon contains three teaspoons.
synonyms:
accommodate, hold
definition 3: to hold back; set limits on.
He wanted to start a fight but contained his anger.
synonyms:
control, hold, restrain
similar words:
check, curb, limit
derivation: containable (adj.)
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