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 English Language Learners
Definition of captivity for English Language Learners
: 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
CAPTIVITY Defined for Kids
Definition of captivity for Students
: the state of being held prisoner : the state of being captive
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