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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 ​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
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