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impoundment

[im-pound-muh nt] /ɪmˈpaʊnd mənt/
noun
1.
a body of water confined within an enclosure, as a reservoir.
2.
the act of impounding:
the impoundment of alien property.
3.
the condition of being impounded.
Also, impoundage.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; impound + -ment
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Examples from the web for impoundment
  • Most hunters use small boats or canoes in the impoundment.
  • However, development of this plan should not delay timely and appropriate action for the impoundment areas.
  • As a result, no coal combustion by-products are being produced and no impoundment is receiving coal combustion by-products.
  • The impoundment is cooperatively managed for wading bird foraging habitat, mosquito control, and natural tidal exchange.
Word Origin and History for impoundment
n.

1660s; see impound + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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