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English definition of “captive”

captive

adjective     /ˈkæptɪv/
A captive person or animal is being kept somewhere and is not allowed to leave .People held in prisonLack of freedom to act
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 Advertising, marketing and merchandisingRetailing
hold/take sb captive to keep someone as a prisoner , or make someone a prisoner : They were held captive by rebels for 32 days .People held in prison
(Definition of captive adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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