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captivity

noun [U]
 
 
/kæpˈtɪvəti/
a situation in which an animal is kept in a zoo or a person is kept as a prisoner, rather than being free: lion cubs born in captivity Putting people in prison
Translations of “captivity”
in Korean 감금…
in Arabic أسْر…
in Portuguese cativeiro…
in Catalan captivitat…
in Japanese とらわれの状態…
in Italian cattività…
in Chinese (Traditional) 關押, 囚禁…
in Russian плен, неволя…
in Turkish esaret, tutsaklık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 关押, 囚禁…
in Polish niewola…
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