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detain

de·tain

detain

 
 
pronunciation:
dih teIn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: detained, detaining, detains
definition: to stop or keep from moving.
The police detained the suspect.Heavy traffic detained me.
synonyms:
delay, keep
similar words:
slow, stay, stop
derivations: detainable (adj.), detainment (n.)