Is detain a Scrabble word?

Yes, detain is a Scrabble word!

...and is worth 7 points in Scrabble, and 8 points in Words with Friends

Detain is a valid Scrabble word.

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Dictionary definitions of the word detain

The meaning of detain


3 definitions of the word detain.


  1. Deprive of freedom; take into confinement
  2. Stop or halt
  3. Cause to be slowed down or delayed

What Scrabble words can I make with the letters in detain?

6 Letter Words

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1 Anagram of Detain

Anagrams are words that use the same letters as other words, but in a different order.

Anagrams are sometimes called a Word Unscramble

Words that can be created with an extra letter added to detain:

Unscramble the letters in detain

There are 10 words that can be made by adding another letter to 'detain'.

More words that can be made using the letters in detain