[ dih-ten-shuhn hohm ]
/ dɪˈtɛn ʃən ˌhoʊm /
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Question 1 of 10
What does “barren” mean?
Origin of detention home
First recorded in 1925–30
Words nearby detention home
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Example sentences from the Web for detention home
Once, he was held in the detention-home and once sent to the State Industrial school; at other times, he was placed on probation.The Pivot of Civilization|Margaret Sanger