• Pronunciation of contain: K AH0 N T EY1 N (kən'teɪn)

  • Number of syllables of contain: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of contain

  • Definition of contain

    • (v): hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in Sout East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"  
    • (v): lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"  
    • (v): include or contain; have as a component; "A totally new idea is comprised in this paper"; "The record contains many old songs from the 1930''s"  
    • (v): contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"  
    • (v): be capable of holding or containing; "This box won''t take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"  
    • (v): be divisible by; "24 contains 6"  
  • Examples of contain

    • The salts contain the peroxydisulfate ion.  
    • The Kriegar Mountains contain Mesozoic stratigraphy.  
    • The camerae contain deposits of organic calcite.  
    • Most of the sashes contain the original glazing.  
    • The sheaths contain the valuable fibre.  
    • The Blue Mountains contain Mesozoic stratigraphy.  
    • Chocolates contain saccharine.  
    • It is believed to contain a quintuple bond.  
    • The beans contain the toxin cytisine.  
    • Standard peritoneal dialysis solutions contain the buffer lactate.  

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