Translation of captivity in Spanish:

captivity

Pronunciation: /kæpˈtɪvəti/

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  • cautiverio (m), cautividad (f) to keep sth/sb in captivity mantener* algo/a algn en cautiverio
    More example sentences
    • 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.

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