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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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