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im·pris·on

 (ĭm-prĭz′ən)
tr.v. im·pris·oned, im·pris·on·ing, im·pris·ons
To put in or as if in prison; confine.

[Middle English emprisonen, from Old French emprisoner : en-, in (from Latin in-; see in-2) + prison, prison; see prison.]

im·pris′on·a·ble adj.
im·pris′on·ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.imprisoned - being in captivity
unfree - hampered and not free; not able to act at will

imprisoned

adjective jailed, confined, locked up, inside (slang), in jail, captive, behind bars, put away, interned, incarcerated, in irons, under lock and key, immured imprisoned for nonconformist preaching
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Some time after, the Shepherd, being imprisoned on a false accusation, was condemned "to be cast to the Lions" as the punishment for his imputed crime.
He found that he was imprisoned in a subterranean chamber amply large enough to have accommodated a dozen or more of the huge animals such as the one that had dragged him thither.
Why has Brigham Young, our chief, been imprisoned, in contempt of all justice?
I repeat it -- I arrested, you will be imprisoned -- I imprisoned, you will be exiled.
I suppose he went under the barrel, perhaps in pursuit of a mouse, and somehow knocked it off the block and so imprisoned himself.
When we were somewhat recovered from the overpowering Effusions of our grief, Edward desired that we would consider what was the most prudent step to be taken in our unhappy situation while he repaired to his imprisoned freind to lament over his misfortunes.
There are no bells in the Bastile," he said, "and it is in the Bastile I am imprisoned.
In those days a man imprisoned for debt was not infrequently a man imprisoned for life.
That was evident, but perhaps that would not have been the case in a supposedly rigidly parabolical trajectory-- a new problem which tormented Barbicane's brain, imprisoned as he was in a circle of unknowns which he could not unravel.
Mr Pope, however, very luckily found them in the said play, and, laying violent hands on his own property, transferred it back again into his own works; and, for a further punishment, imprisoned the said Moore in the loathsome dungeon of the Dunciad, where his unhappy memory now remains, and eternally will remain, as a proper punishment for such his unjust dealings in the poetical trade.
The commandant of the Piraeus came in his boat, and said we must either depart or else get outside the harbor and remain imprisoned in our ship, under rigid quarantine, for eleven days
The imprisoned air, the imprisoned light, the imprisoned damps, the imprisoned men, were all deteriorated by confinement.