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prison

pris·on

prison

 
pronunciation:
prI zn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a building for holding and punishing people who have broken the law.
People who sell drugs will be sent to prison.
 
synonyms:
jail
similar words:
brig, can, dungeon, jug, penitentiary, stockade, tank
Word Builder: prison +
  • prisoner:
    a person who must stay in a prison.
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