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Definition of detainee noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

detainee

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌditeɪˈni//
 
, NAmE//dɪˌteɪˈni//
 
 
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a person who is kept in prison, usually because of his or her political opinions
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