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tr.v. in·car·cer·at·ed, in·car·cer·at·ing, in·car·cer·ates
1. To put in a prison or jail.
2. To shut in; confine.
[Medieval Latin incarcerāre, incarcerāt- : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Latin carcer, prison.]
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(tr) to confine or imprison
[C16: from Medieval Latin incarcerāre, from Latin in-2 + carcer prison]
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v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to imprison; confine.
2. to enclose; constrict closely.
[1520–30; < Medieval Latin incarcerāre to imprison]
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Past participle: incarcerated
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|Verb||1.||incarcerate - 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"|
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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verb imprison, confine, detain, lock up, restrict, restrain, intern, send down (Brit.), impound, coop up, throw in jail, put under lock and key, immure, jail or gaol It can cost $50,000 to incarcerate a prisoner for a year.
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incarcerate[ɪnˈkɑːsəreɪt] VT → encarcelar
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vt → einkerkern
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incarcerate[ɪnˈkɑːsəˌreɪt] vt (frm) → incarcerare
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