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incarcerate

in·car·cer·ate

incarcerate

 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, adjective
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: ihn kar s reIt
inflections: incarcerated, incarcerates, incarcerating
definition: to confine in or as if in a prison; imprison.
He was incarcerated for ten years.
antonyms:
discharge, free, release
similar words:
chain, jail, lock
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: ihn kar s reIt [or] ihn kar s riht
definition: in prison; imprisoned; confined.
derivation: incarceration (n.)