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English adjective: captive

1. captive being in captivity

Synonymsconfined, imprisoned, jailed



2. captive giving or marked by complete attention to

SamplesThat engrossed look or rapt delight.
Then wrapped in dreams.
So intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred.
Rapt with wonder.
Wrapped in thought.

Synonymsabsorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped



English noun: captive

1. captive (person) a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war


Broader (hypernym)unfortunate, unfortunate person

Narrower (hyponym)con, convict, detainee, hostage, inmate, internee, political detainee, political prisoner, POW, prisoner of war, surety, yard bird, yardbird

2. captive (person) an animal that is confined

Broader (hypernym)animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna

3. captive (person) a person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion

Broader (hypernym)emotional person

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