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Definition of "captivity" []

  • The state or period of being imprisoned, confined, or enslaved. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "captivity" in a sentence
  • "At present, the total number of pandas in captivity is more than 300, while approximately 1,600 continue to reside in the wild."
  • "U.S. soldier known to be in captivity is Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl of"
  • "Organizers could set up a foundation to collect cash for Pan, whose life expectancy in captivity is about 60 years."