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Meaning of INCARCERATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]in'kârsurit, [v]in'kârsu`reyt, in'kârsu`reyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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"
 

INCARCERATE is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In*car"cer*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Incarcerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Incarcerating}.] [Pref. in-
    in + L. carceratus, p. p. of carcerare to imprison, fr.
    carcer prison.]
    1. To imprison; to confine in a jail or prison.
    
    2. To confine; to shut up or inclose; to hem in.
    
    {Incarcerated hernia} (Med.), hernia in which the
       constriction can not be easily reduced.
    
    
  2. \In*car"cer*ate\, a.
    Imprisoned. --Dr. H. More.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bastille, beleaguer, beset, besiege, blockade, bolt in, bound, box in, cage, cast in prison, chamber, clap in jail, clap up, close in, compass, confine, constrain, contain, coop, coop in, coop up, cordon, cordon off, corral, encircle, enclose, encompass, enshrine, fence in, gaol, hedge in, hem in, hold captive, hold in captivity, hold prisoner, house in, immure, impound, imprison, include, intern, jail, jug, kennel, leaguer, lock in, lock up, mew, mew up, pen, pen in, pocket, quarantine, quod, rail in, shrine, shut in, shut up, stable, surround, throw into jail, wall in, wrap, yard, yard up
 

 

 

 

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