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English noun: dungeon

1. dungeon (artifact) the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress


Synonymsdonjon, keep


Broader (hypernym)fastness, stronghold


Instance hyponymBlack Hole of Calcutta


Part meronymcastle

2. dungeon (artifact) a dark cell (usually underground) where prisoners can be confined


Broader (hypernym)cell, jail cell, prison cell


Narrower (hyponym)oubliette









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