CET6 TEM4 CET4 IELTS 考 研
1、capt- + -ive.
2、含义：imprisoned, enslaved, taken prisoner.
- captive (adj.)
- late 14c., "imprisoned, enslaved," from Latin captivus "caught, taken prisoner," from captus, past participle of capere "to take, hold, seize" (see capable). As a noun from c. 1400; an Old English noun was hæftling, from hæft "taken, seized."
- 1. He described the difficulties of surviving for four months as a captive.
- 2. Children come to zoos precisely to see captive animals.
- 3. Airlines consider business travellers a captive market.
- 4. They were taken captive by masked gunmen.
- 5. They led him captive.
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