The definition of captivity is the state of being trapped, imprisoned or confined.
A panda that is kept in a cage at the zoo is an example of a panda that is in captivity.
the condition or time of being captive; imprisonment; bondage
The state or period of being imprisoned, confined, or enslaved.
coarctation 1. Obsolete, the act of confining, as in a narrow space. 2. restriction of liberty. infibulation the process of confining with a buckle or padlock. See also sex. oubliette a secret place of imprisonment, usually with only one opening in the top, as found in some old castles.
- The state of being captive.
- The state or period of being imprisoned, confined, or enslaved.
Form of captive, from the Middle English captive, from the Latin captivus. Entered into the English lexicon around 14c.