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prison

pris·on

prison

 
 
pronunciation:
prI zn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a building for confining criminals or those accused of crimes.
He was convicted of the crime and sent to prison for ten years.It can be tough to get a good job after you've been in prison.
 
synonyms:
bastille, jail
similar words:
brig, can, cooler, dungeon, house of correction, jug, lockup, penitentiary, reformatory, slammer, stockade, tank
definition 2: any place or situation of forced restraint or confinement.
Her house became a prison during her long illness.
synonyms:
confinement, custody, imprisonment, incarceration
similar words:
bastille, bondage, can, jail, penitentiary, restraint, slammer
definition 3: a condition or feeling of confinement.
Prison can have devastating effects on a person.
synonyms:
confinement, constraint, custody, detention, imprisonment, incarceration, restraint
similar words:
lockup
Word Builder: prison +
  • prisoner:
    a person who must stay in a prison.
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