incarcerate
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ɪnˈkɑː.səˌɹeɪt/
  • (America) IPA: /ɪnˈkɑɹ.səˌɹeɪt/
Verb

incarcerate (incarcerates, present participle incarcerating; past and past participle incarcerated)

  1. To lock away; to imprison, especially for breaking the law.
    • 2013 September 23, Masha Gessen, "Life in a Russian Prison ↗," New York Times (retrieved 24 September 2013):
      Tolokonnikova has also been an effective public speaker even while incarcerated, but she has spoken out on politics and freedom in general rather than prisoners’ rights.
  2. To confine; to shut up or enclose; to hem in.
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