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detention centre

noun [C] UK (US detention center) uk   us  
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
Translations of “detention centre”
in Chinese (Traditional) (青少年)管教所,教養所, (非法移民)拘留所…
in Chinese (Simplified) (青少年)管教所,教养所, (非法移民)拘留所…
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