Synonyms for containment
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- 1. containment, policy
- usage: a policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology or to force it to negotiate pecefully; "containment of communist expansion was a central principle of United States' foreign policy from 1947 to the 1975"
- 2. containment, system
- usage: (physics) a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor
- 3. containment, restraint
- usage: (military) the act of containing something or someone; keeping it from spreading; "the army was charged with the containment of the rebel forces"