Bedeutung von “captive” — Learner’s Dictionary

captive

adjective us uk /ˈkæptɪv/

A captive person or animal is being kept somewhere and is not allowed to leave.

a captive audience/market

a group of people who have to watch something or have to buy something because they do not have a choice

hold/take sb captive

to keep someone as a prisoner, or make someone a prisoner:

They were held captive by rebels for 32 days.

(Definition von “captive adjective” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)