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detention centrenoun [C]

UK (US detention center) uk   /dɪˈten.ʃən ˌsen.tər/  us   /dɪˈten.ʃən ˌsen.t̬ɚ/
a type of prison where young people can be kept for short periods of time
a place where people who have entered a country without the necessary documents can be kept for short periods of time
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