[ dih-teyn-muhnt ]
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  1. the condition of being under restraint or in custody; imprisonment: Participants also risk arrest and possible detainment in an already overflowing jail.

  2. the condition of being delayed or kept from proceeding: We were finally allowed to cross the border after six hours of detainment.

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Words Nearby detainment Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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