Definition of "detained" []

  • To delay; hold back; stop (verb)
  • To confine or hold in custody; restrain (verb)
  • To retain or withhold (verb)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of detain. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "detained" in a sentence
  • "If this snapshot of those detained is in any way similar to the broader picture, the abuse and torture of so many people only distantly related to the war against America undoubtedly generated many more recruits and increased the danger to the West."
  • "Mr. Kan told reporters in Tokyo that the group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea where the man was detained is an integral part of Japanese territory."
  • "Talk of liberty by politicians rings hollow when innocent people remain detained in British immigration removal centres"