• IPA: /ˈdʌn.dʒən/

dungeon (plural dungeons)

  1. An underground prison or vault, typically built underneath a castle.
    • 1911, Thomas Babington Macaulay, “[https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/1911_Encyclop%C3%A6dia_Britannica/Bunyan,_John Bunyan, John]”, in 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica:
      Year after year he lay patiently in a dungeon.
  2. (obsolete) The main tower of a motte or castle; a keep or donjon.
  3. (obsolete) A shrewd person.
  4. (games) An area inhabited by enemies, containing story objectives, treasure and bosses.
  5. (BDSM) A room dedicated to sadomasochistic sexual activity.
Translations Translations Verb

dungeon (dungeons, present participle dungeoning; past and past participle dungeoned)

  1. (transitive) To imprison in a dungeon.

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