Definition of captivity in English:
noun (plural captivities)[mass noun]
1The condition of being imprisoned or confined: he was released after 865 days in captivity the third month of their captivity passed
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- Most animals' basic needs can be met in captivity if conditions are sufficiently favourable.
- Later in 1945, when in captivity, he spoke about the shooting to fellow prisoners.
- Millions of the 5 million or so who returned alive from German captivity were sentenced to labour camps.
1.1 (the Captivity) short for Babylonian Captivity.
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