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dun·geon / ˈdənjən/ • n. a strong underground prison cell, esp. in a castle. ∎  (in fantasy role-playing games) a labyrinthine subterranean setting. ∎  archaic term for donjon. • v. [tr.] poetic/lit. imprison (someone) in a dungeon.

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dungeon

dungeon castle keep; strong cell. XIV. — (O)F. donjon :- Gallo-Rom. *domniō, -ōn, ‘lord's tower’, or ‘mistress tower’, f. L. dominus master, lord.

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dungeon

dungeon. See donjon.

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