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captor

cap·tor

captor

 
pronunciation:
kaep tr
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who takes or holds someone or something captive.
The prisoners worked out a plan to escape from their captors.
Word Parts
The word captor contains the following part:
-er, -or, -ar2 Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person or thing that does
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The suffix group -er , -or , -ar2 turns verbs into agent nouns.
synonyms:
-ist, -ite2, -ator, -an, -ian, -ean