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1. detention

noun. ['dɪˈtɛnʃən'] a state of being confined (usually for a short time).

Synonyms

  • detainment
  • hold
  • custody

Antonyms

  • enable
  • disagree
  • lose
  • discontinue

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Rhymes with Detention

  • misapprehension
  • comprehension
  • condescension
  • reinvention
  • hypotension
  • hypertension
  • apprehension
  • suspension
  • prevention
  • pretension
  • extension
  • convention
  • contention
  • retention
  • laurentian
  • invention
  • dissension
  • dimension
  • attention
  • ascension
  • tension
  • pension
  • mention
  • henschen
  • gentian

Sentences with detention


1. Noun, singular or mass
Those who overstay their visa may be fined and face detention.

2. detention

noun. ['dɪˈtɛnʃən'] a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home.

Synonyms

  • penalization
  • punishment
  • penalisation

Antonyms

  • advantage
  • reward
  • declassification
  • derestrict
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