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detainee

de·tain·ee

detainee

 
pronunciation:
di teI ni
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who is held in police custody, usu. for questioning or political reasons, without formal charges being filed.
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The word detainee contains the following part:
-ee Latin noun-forming suffix that means person who undergoes or receives
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