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Definition of captive:

  1. A prisoner taken by force or stratagem, esp., by an enemy, in war; one kept in bondage or in the power of another.
  2. Made prisoner, especially in war; held in bondage or in confinement.
  3. Of or pertaining to bondage or confinement; serving to confine; as, captive chains; captive hours.
  4. One charmed or subdued by beaty, excellence, or affection; one who is captivated.
  5. Subdued by love; charmed; captivated.
  6. To take prisoner; to capture.


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