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showing restraint or calmness; controlled; poised: She was contained throughout the ordeal.

1400–50; late Middle English conteynyd. See contain, -ed2

containedly [kuhn-tey-nid-lee] , adverb
subcontained, adjective
uncontained, adjective
well-contained, adjective
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late 13c., from O.Fr. contenir, from L. continere (transitive) "to hold together, enclose," from com- "together" + tenere "to hold" (see tenet). Related: Container (c.1500).
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