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  1. [verb] take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"
    Synonyms: impound, attach, sequester, seize

  2. [adjective] surrendered as a penalty
    Synonyms: forfeit, forfeited

  3. [adjective] taken without permission or consent especially by public authority; "the condemned land was used for a highway cloverleaf"; "the confiscated liquor was poured down the drain"
    Synonyms: appropriated, condemned, seized, taken over


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