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incarcerate

Definition of incarcerate

Etymology

    From Mediaeval Latin incarceratus, pp. of incarcerare ("to imprison") < Latin in ("in") + carcer ("a prison").

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ɪnˈkɑ:.sə.ɹeɪt/

Verb

to incarcerate (third-person singular simple present incarcerates, present participle incarcerating, simple past and past participle incarcerated)

  1. To lock away; to imprison, especially for breaking the law.
  2. To confine.

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Related terms

External links

  • incarcerate in Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • incarcerate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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