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captor

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noun cap·tor \ˈkap-tər, -ˌtȯr\

Simple Definition of captor

  • : someone who has captured a person and is keeping that person as a prisoner

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of captor

  1. :  one that has captured a person or thing

Examples of captor in a sentence

  1. The men fought their captors and escaped.



Origin and Etymology of captor

Late Latin, from Latin capere


First Known Use: circa 1688

Rhymes with captor


CAPTOR Defined for Kids

captor

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noun cap·tor \ˈkap-tər\

Definition of captor for Students

  1. :  someone who has captured a person or thing




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