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noun, plural captivities.
the state or period of being held, imprisoned, enslaved, or confined.

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precaptivity, noun
semicaptivity, noun

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1. bondage, servitude, slavery, thralldom, subjection; imprisonment, confinement, incarceration.

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1. freedom.
In June 2009, we escaped from captivity, bringing a sudden resolution of a captivity that seemed destined to drag on for years.

Lawand was one of just nine lucky enough to escape after two months of captivity.

Militants have revealed a total of six videos of Bergdahl in captivity, with various demands in exchange for his release.
by DSEdefining July 11, 2015
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