Simple Definition of captivity
: the state of being kept in a place (such as a prison or a cage) and not being able to leave or be free : the state or condition of being captive
Examples of captivity in a sentence
The prisoners were released from captivity.
<the wildlife refuge raises endangered species in captivity and then releases them into the wild>
First Known Use of captivity
CAPTIVITY Defined for Kids
Definition of captivity for Students
: the state of being held prisoner : the state of being captive
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