Captivity definition

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The state or period of being imprisoned, confined, or enslaved.
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The condition or time of being captive; imprisonment; bondage.
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The state of being captive.
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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.

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The state or period of being imprisoned, confined, or enslaved.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
captivity
Plural:
captivities

Origin of captivity

  • Form of captive, from the Middle English captive, from the Latin captivus. Entered into the English lexicon around 14c.

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