dun|geon


dun|geon
dun|geon «DUHN juhn», noun, verb.
–n.
1. a dark underground room or cell to keep prisoners in: »

Beneath the castle I could discern vast dungeons (George M. Berkeley). Figurative. My body, which my dungeon is (Robert Louis Stevenson).

2. = donjon. (Cf.donjon)
–v.t.
to confine in a dungeon; imprison.
[< Old French donjon, perhaps < a Germanic word]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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