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Definition 1: the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for dungeon in the sense of this definition

(dungeon is a kind of ...) a strongly fortified defensive structure

(... is an instance of dungeon) a dungeon (20 feet square) in a fort in Calcutta where as many as 146 English prisoners were held overnight by Siraj-ud-daula; the next morning only 23 were still alive

(... is part of dungeon) a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack

Definition 2: a dark cell (usually underground) where prisoners can be confined - [noun denoting artifact]

(dungeon is a kind of ...) a room where a prisoner is kept

(... is a kind of dungeon ) a dungeon with the only entrance or exit being a trap door in the ceiling

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