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detention centrenoun [C]

UK (US detention center) uk   us  
a ​type of ​prison where ​youngpeople can be ​kept for ​shortperiods of ​time a ​place where ​people who have ​entered a ​country without the ​necessarydocuments can be ​kept for ​shortperiods of ​time
(Definition of detention centre from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “detention centre”
in Chinese (Simplified) (青少年)管教所,教养所, (非法移民)拘留所…
in Chinese (Traditional) (青少年)管教所,教養所, (非法移民)拘留所…
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