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  Words related to captivity

Related / Similar Words: enslavement, imprisonment, incarceration, immurement

 

Definition:
  • the state of being a slave; "So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity"--Shakespeare;
  • the state of being imprisoned; "he was held in captivity until he died"; "the imprisonment of captured soldiers"; "his ignominious incarceration in the local jail"; "he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon";

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    Hyponyms: durance, life imprisonment, internment

     

    Derivational Morphology: imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand

     

     
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