verb (used with object)
to confine in or as if in a prison.

1250–1300; Middle English enprisonen < Old French enprisoner, equivalent to en- en-1 + prison prison + -er infinitive suffix

imprisonable, adjective
imprisoner, noun
imprisonment, noun
reimprison, verb (used with object)
reimprisonment, noun
unimprisonable, adjective
unimprisoned, adjective

1. incarcerate, jail, restrain. Unabridged
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imprison (ɪmˈprɪzən)
(tr) to confine in or as if in prison

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Example sentences
These conventions may once have made sense, but today they imprison poetry in
  an intellectual ghetto.
We imprison far too many people for far too inconsequential reasons, warping
  millions of lives in the process.
The judge issued him a mere rebuke, refusing to imprison or fine him.
The government seeks to imprison him for twelve to fifteen years.
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