• IPA: /ˈpɹɪzən/, [pʰɹ̠̊ɪzn̩]


  1. A place or institution of confinement, especially of long-term confinement for those convicted of serious crimes or otherwise considered undesirable by the government.
    The cold stone walls of the prison had stood for over a century.
  2. (uncountable) Confinement in prison.
    Prison was a harrowing experience for him.
  3. (colloquial, figurative) Any restrictive environment, such as a harsh academy or home.
    The academy was a prison for many of its students because of its strict teachers.
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prison (prisons, present participle prisoning; past and past participle prisoned)

  1. (transitive) To imprison.

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