Meaning of “bondage” in the English Dictionary

"bondage" in British English

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bondagenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbɒn.dɪdʒ/ us /ˈbɑːn.dɪdʒ/

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 gear

(Definition of “bondage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bondage" in American English

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bondagenoun [ C ]

us /ˈbɑn·dɪdʒ/

the state of one person being owned by another person, as a piece of property:

Many enslaved people tried to escape bondage.

(Definition of “bondage” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)