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  Definition of imprison
  1. lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"
  2. confine as if in a prison; "His daughters are virtually imprisoned in their own house; he does not let them go out without a chaperone"
Similar Words: incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand

 

Derivational Morphology: remand, prison guard, jailer, jailor, gaoler, screw, turnkey, jail, jailhouse, gaol, clink, slammer, captivity, imprisonment, incarceration, immurement, internment

 

Language Translations:
Danish: fængsle   Finnish: vangita  
French: emprisonner   German: einsperren  
Greek: φυλακίζω   Icelandic: fangelsa  
Italian: imprigionare   Japanese: 刑務所に入れる  
Korean: 투옥하다   Portuguese: aprisionar  
Spanish: encarcelar  
 
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