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detention

de·ten·tion

detention

 
pronunciation:
dih ten shn
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of delaying or imprisoning, or the condition of being so held.
similar words:
prison
definition 2: the detaining of someone, esp. for a short time, either as punishment or until a trial can be held.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of, concerning, or used for detention, as a place or a time period.
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