contained contained  /kən ˈteɪnd/


  • (adj) gotten under control


  1. Black Forest fire 55% contained but 483 homes destroyed

    COLORADO SPRINGS, June 16 (UPI) -- Firefighters in Colorado had the Black Forest fire 55 percent contained Saturday evening, allowing thousands of people to return to their homes, officials said.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Deadly Colorado wildfire mostly contained

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Crews battling a deadly wildfire that is the most destructive on record in Colorado have contained more than half of the 15,500-acre (6,275-hectare) blaze that has incinerated nearly 500 homes outside Colorado Springs, authorities said on Saturday. Cooler temperatures, calmer winds and a rainstorm that moved over the burn area on Friday allowed fire managers ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Wildfire in Reddington Pass contained

    TUCSON- Firefighters have contained a wildfire in Reddington Pass to 88 acres. According to the United States Forest Service, the fire started Friday afternoon near Mile Post 8 on Reddington Road.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KVOA Tucson


  1. May 29: "It is as enraging as it is heartbreaking," Obama says after BP's failed "top kill" attempt at containing the leak, "and we will not relent until this leak is contained, until the waters and shores are cleaned up, and until the people...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. Testifying on March 28, Bernanke said, "At this juncture, however, the impact on the broader economy and financial markets of the problems in the subprime market seems likely to be contained."
    on Aug 6, 2007 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Newsweek

  3. "I don't think he ever broke one (run). We contained him pretty good," the Steelers' LaMarr Woodley said.
    on Jan 11, 2009 By: LaMarr Woodley Source: USA Today

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pivotal pivotal
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