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contain
verb (contained , containing )
1 to hold or be able to hold.
2 to consist of something specified.
3 to control, limit, check or prevent the spread of something The prison staff were able to contain the riot .
4 to control (oneself or one's feelings).
5 to enclose or surround.
6 maths to be divisible by (a number) without leaving a remainder.
[13c: from Latin continere to hold together]
containable adjective .


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