an act or instance of interning.
the state of being interned; confinement.

1865–70; intern1 + -ment

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internment (ɪnˈtɜːnmənt)
a.  the act of interning or state of being interned, esp of enemy citizens in wartime or of terrorism suspects
 b.  (as modifier): an internment camp

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Example sentences
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.
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