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detailedness
Detailer
Detailing
Detaille
details
Detain
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Detained
detainee
detainee collecting point
detainee processing station
Detainer
Detainment
detd
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detectability
detectable
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Detaining definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DETAINING, ppr. Withholding what belongs to another; holding back; restraining from going or coming; holding in custody.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Detain De*tain" (d[-e]*t[=a]n"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Detained; p. pr. & vb. n. Detaining.] [F. d['e]tenir, L. detinere, detentum; de + tenere to hold. See Tenable.] 1. To keep back or from; to withhold. Detain not the wages of the hireling. --Jer. Taylor. 2. To restrain from proceeding; to stay or stop; to delay; as, we were detained by an accident. Let us detain thee, until we shall have made ready a kid for thee. --Judges xiii. 15. 3. To hold or keep in custody. Syn: To withhold; retain; stop; stay; arrest; check; retard; delay; hinder.



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