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Meaning of IMPRISON

Pronunciation:  im'prizun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"
  2. [v]  confine as if in a prison; "His daughters are virtually imprisoned in their own house; he does not let them go out without a chaperone"

IMPRISON is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: gaol, immure, incarcerate, jail, jug, lag, put away, put behind bars, remand
 See Also: confine, detain



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im*pris"on\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imprisoned}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Imprisoning}.] [OE. enprisonen, OF. enprisoner, F.
emprisonner; pref. en- (L. in) + F. & OF. prison. See
1. To put in prison or jail; To arrest and detain in custody;
   to confine.

         He imprisoned was in chains remediles. --Spenser.

2. To limit, restrain, or confine in any way.

         Try to imprison the resistless wind.  --Dryden.

Syn: To incarcerate; confine; immure.

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