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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of incarcerare, from carcer 'prison'

incarcerate

verb
     
Related topics: Jail and punishment
in‧car‧ce‧rate [transitive usually passive] formal
SCJ to put or keep someone in prison [= imprison]:
He spent 10 years incarcerated in prison.
incarceration noun [uncountable]

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