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Captive
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Captive as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

30 November 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 12 answers for the crossword clue 'Captive', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Captive a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Captive as an answer itself some 33 times.

Captive is a single word clue made up of 7 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Friday, 10 December 2021 with the answer being PRISONER, but the most popular answer for this clue is HOSTAGE.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • A person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
  • Giving or marked by complete attention to; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought"
  • Being in captivity
  • An animal that is confined
  • A person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion

Crossword Answers

6 Letters

INTENT
An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"

JAILED
Being in captivity

UNFREE
Held in servitude; "he was born of slave parents"

7 Letters

HOSTAGE
A prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms

WRAPPED
Giving or marked by complete attention to; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought"

8 Letters

ABSORBED
Giving or marked by complete attention to; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought"

CONFINED
Being in captivity

DETAINEE
Some held in custody

PRISONER
A person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war

9 Letters

ENGROSSED
Giving or marked by complete attention to; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought"

ENWRAPPED
Giving or marked by complete attention to; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought"

10 Letters

IMPRISONED
Being in captivity

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