incarcerator

incarcerate

[v. in-kahr-suh-reyt; adj. in-kahr-ser-it, -suh-reyt]
verb (used with object), incarcerated, incarcerating.
1.
to imprison; confine.
2.
to enclose; constrict closely.
adjective

Origin:
1520–30; < Medieval Latin incarcerātus past participle of incarcerāre to imprison, equivalent to in- in-2 + carcer prison + -ātus -ate1

incarceration, noun
incarcerative, adjective
incarcerator, noun
unincarcerated, adjective


1. jail, immure, intern.
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incarcerate (ɪnˈkɑːsəˌreɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to confine or imprison
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin incarcerāre, from Latin in-² + carcer prison]
 
incarcer'ation
 
n
 
in'carcerator
 
n

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