impoundment

[im-pound-muhnt]
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:
1655–65; impound + -ment

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impound (ɪmˈpaʊnd)
 
vb
1.  to confine (stray animals, illegally parked cars, etc) in a pound
2.  a.  to seize (chattels, etc) by legal right
 b.  to take possession of (a document, evidence, etc) and hold in legal custody
3.  to collect (water) in a reservoir or dam, as for irrigation
4.  to seize or appropriate
 
im'poundable
 
adj
 
im'poundage
 
n
 
im'poundment
 
n
 
im'pounder
 
n

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Example sentences
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.
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