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     ( interns    plural & 3rd person present)   ( interning    present participle)   ( interned    past tense & past participle  )
The verb is pronounced ɪntɜ:rn. The noun is pronounced ɪntɜ:rn.     
1       verb   If someone is interned, they are put in prison or in a prison camp for political reasons.  
usu passive  
He was interned as an enemy alien at the outbreak of the Second World War.      be V-ed  
2       n-count   An intern is an advanced student or a recent graduate, especially in medicine, who is being given practical training under supervision.  
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confine, detain, hold, hold in custody  

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