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English definition of “bondage”

bondage

noun [U] uk   /ˈbɒn.dɪdʒ/ us    /ˈbɑːn-/

bondage noun [U] (SLAVE)

literary the state of being another person's slave (= a person who is owned by them and has to work for them): The slaves were kept in bondage until their death.Lack of freedom to act

bondage noun [U] (SEX)

the activity of tying parts of a person's body so that they cannot move in order to get or give sexual pleasure: They were into (= they liked) bondage. bondage gearSexual activity in generalPhysical and sexual assault and abduction
(Definition of bondage from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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