imprison

[im-priz-uhn]
verb (used with object)
to confine in or as if in a prison.

Origin:
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.
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imprison (ɪmˈprɪzən)
 
vb
(tr) to confine in or as if in prison
 
im'prisoner
 
n
 
im'prisonment
 
n

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Example sentences
But law professors themselves usually are not arrested or imprisoned falsely,
  nor subjected to the third degree.
Sometimes they dismissed the arrested persons, sometimes they fined them,
  sometimes they imprisoned them.
Another chilling reminder are the prison hoods and shackles worn by the
  imprisoned conspirators.
There is no one who does not feel that he is imprisoned in some way.
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