HyperDic: captivity

English > 2 senses of the word captivity:
NOUNstatecaptivity, imprisonment, incarceration, immurementthe state of being imprisoned
statecaptivity, enslavementthe state of being a slave
captivity > pronunciation
Soundskaeptih'vahtiy
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English > captivity: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being imprisoned.
Example"he was held in captivity until he died"
Synonymsimprisonment, incarceration, immurement
Narrowerduranceimprisonment (especially for a long time)
internmentconfinement during wartime
life imprisonmentA sentence of imprisonment until death
BroaderconfinementThe state of being confined
Spanishcautiverio, cautividad, encarcelación, encarcelamiento, pena de prisión
Catalancaptivitat, empresonament
Adjectivescaptivebeing in captivity / captivity
English > captivity: 2 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe state of being a slave.
Example"So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity"--Shakespeare
Synonymenslavement
Broadersubjugation, subjectionforced submission to control by others
Spanishcautividad
Catalancaptivitat
Adjectivescaptivebeing in captivity / captivity

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