undetained

detain

[dih-teyn]
verb (used with object)
1.
to keep from proceeding; keep waiting; delay.
2.
to keep under restraint or in custody.
3.
Obsolete. to keep back or withhold, as from a person.

Origin:
1480–90; detainen < Anglo-French, Old French detenir < Vulgar Latin *dētenīre, for Latin dētinēre, equivalent to dē- de- + -tinēre, combining form of tenēre to hold

detainable, adjective
detainment, noun
predetain, verb (used with object)
undetainable, adjective
undetained, adjective


1. retard, stop, slow, stay, check.
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detain (dɪˈteɪn)
 
vb
1.  to delay; hold back; stop
2.  to confine or hold in custody; restrain
3.  archaic to retain or withhold
 
[C15: from Old French detenir, from Latin dētinēre to hold off, keep back, from de- + tenēre to hold]
 
de'tainable
 
adj
 
detainee
 
n
 
de'tainment
 
n

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detain
mid-15c., from M.Fr. detenir, from O.Fr. detenir "to hold off, keep back" (12c.), from L. detinere "hold off, keep back," from de- "from, away" + tenere "to hold" (see tenet). Related: Detainee (1928).
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