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
Loyalists would of course refuse, which would then result either in their
  imprisonment or a lynching.
The court then sentenced him to ten months imprisonment.
We'll see the chain of intelligence that eventually led to his capture and
The punishment for crossing the border is imprisonment in labor camps, and
  worse for those who reach out to missionaries.
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