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Definitions and Synonyms of detainment | Another word for detainment | What is detainment?

Definition 1: a state of being confined (usually for a short time) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where detainment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his detention was politically motivated
  • the prisoner is on hold
  • he is in the custody of police

Synonyms for detainment in the sense of this definition

(detainment is a kind of ...) the state of being confined

"he was held in confinement"

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