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internment

[in-turn-muh nt] /ɪnˈtɜrn mənt/
noun
1.
an act or instance of interning.
2.
the state of being interned; confinement.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; intern1 + -ment
Can be confused
interment, internment.
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Examples for internment
  • McCloy initiated and directed the internment program.
  • The aid workers' unvoiced fear is that these sites will become internment camps.
  • Talk of internment was, he insisted, wide of the mark.
  • So the internment was carried out without much casualty.
  • Few follow this argument to the conclusion of internment and deportation.
  • The territory was little more than a voluntary internment camp, a sinkhole for foreign relief, covered in squatters' shantytowns.
  • The announcement of the internment was seen as an attempt to gain some support for the military takeover.
British Dictionary definitions for internment

internment

/ɪnˈtɜːnmənt/
noun
1.
  1. the act of interning or state of being interned, esp of enemy citizens in wartime or of terrorism suspects
  2. (as modifier) an internment camp
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