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internee

[ in-tur-nee ]
/ ˌɪn tɜrˈni /
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noun

a person who is or has been interned, as a prisoner of war.

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Origin of internee

First recorded in 1915–20; intern2 + -ee
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British Dictionary definitions for internee

internee
/ (ˌɪntɜːˈniː) /

noun

a person who is interned, esp an enemy citizen in wartime or a terrorism suspect
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