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detention

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  • nounconfinement, imprisonment
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Synonyms for detention

noun confinement, imprisonment
  • arrest
  • custody
  • delay
  • incarceration
  • internment
  • quarantine
  • apprehension
  • bust
  • detainment
  • hindrance
  • immurement
  • impediment
  • pen
  • pickup
  • pinch
  • restraint
  • retention
  • withholding
  • arrestation
  • holding back
  • holding pen
  • keeping in
  • nab
  • time up the river

Antonyms for detention

  • aid
  • assistance
  • help
  • freedom
  • liberation
  • release
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More words related to detention

apprehension

noun. catching and arresting
  • booking
  • capture
  • collaring
  • detention
  • seizure
  • taking
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