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〔 ˋkæptIv 〕


〔 ˊkæptiv 〕

Overview of noun captive

The noun captive has 3 senses

  • prisoner, captive -- (a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war)

  • captive -- (an animal that is confined)

  • captive -- (a person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion)

Overview of adj captive

The adj captive has 2 senses

  • captive, confined, imprisoned, jailed -- (being in captivity)

  • captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped -- (giving or marked by complete attention to; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought")