imprisonments

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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