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We found 33 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word detain:
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General dictionaries General (28 matching dictionaries)
  1. detain: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. detain: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. detain: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. detain: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. detain: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. Detain, detain: Wordnik [home, info]
  7. detain: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  8. detain: Wiktionary [home, info]
  9. detain: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  10. detain: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  11. detain: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  12. detain: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  13. detain: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  14. detain: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. detain: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. Detain: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  17. detain: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  18. detain: Rhymezone [home, info]
  19. detain: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  20. detain: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  21. detain: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  22. detain: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  23. detain: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  24. detain: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  25. detain: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]
  26. detain: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. detain: Everybody's Legal Dictionary [home, info]
  2. detain: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  3. detain: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. detain: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. detain: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (detain)

verb:  deprive of freedom; take into confinement
verb:  cause to be slowed down or delayed
verb:  stop or halt

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Phrases that include detain:   detain by legal process

Words similar to detain:   confine, delay, detained, detaining, detainment, stay, hold, hold up, keep, more...

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