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1. The act of interning or confining, especially in wartime.
2. The state of being interned; confinement.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. the act of interning or state of being interned, esp of enemy citizens in wartime or of terrorism suspects
b. (as modifier): an internment camp.


(ɪnˈtɜrn mənt)

1. an act or instance of interning.
2. the state of being interned; confinement.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.internment - confinement during wartime
captivity, immurement, incarceration, imprisonment - the state of being imprisoned; "he was held in captivity until he died"; "the imprisonment of captured soldiers"; "his ignominious incarceration in the local jail"; "he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon"
2.internment - the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
confinement - the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them
lockdown - the act of confining prisoners to their cells (usually to regain control during a riot)
false imprisonment - (law) confinement without legal authority
custody - holding by the police; "the suspect is in custody"
3.internment - placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law
seizure - the taking possession of something by legal process
drug bust, drugs bust - seizure of illegal drugs by the police
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
enterne etme/edilme


A. Ninternamiento m
B. CPD internment camp Ncampo m de internamiento


[ɪnˈtɜːrnmənt] ninternement m


nInternierung f; internment campInternierungslager nt


[ɪnˈtɜːnmənt] ninternamento


(inˈtəːn) verb
during a war, to keep (someone who belongs to an enemy nation but who is living in one's own country) a prisoner.
inˈternment noun
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