Definition of 'captivity'
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Animals tend to live longer in captivity. The Sun (2016)Fewer than a third survived captivity. The Sun (2014)Those in Soviet captivity who survived would not return home for ten years. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)You don't train for freedom in conditions of captivity. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In retrospect, it seemed like the one joyful moment in the long months of captivity. PERDITA: The Life of Mary Robinson (2004)He remembers his long captivity at Bayeux. 1066: and the Hidden History of the Bayeux Tapestry (2004)In domestic captivity, physical barriers to escape are rare. Trauma and Recovery (1992)It was concerned by reports of a rising number of young orang-utans being kept in captivity in terrible conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Yesterday, he said that their two-month captivity had been long and difficult. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They come from southern Asia, and are the descendants of birds that were released or escaped from captivity. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'captivity'
British English: captivity NOUN
Captivity is the state of being kept imprisoned or enclosed.
The great majority of barn owls are reared in captivity.
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