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detention

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of DETENTION

1
the state of being held in lawful custody <he's been in detention since the arrest>
Antonyms discharge, release
2
an instance or period of being prevented from going about one's business <an inane joke about a bomb netted the airline passenger no laughs, only a two-hour detention that caused him to miss his flight>

April 28, 2015
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a word formed by the blending of words
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