- 1to put someone in prison or in another place from which they cannot escape synonym imprison
- 2 Thousands were incarcerated in labor camps.
NAmE//ɪnˈkɑrsəˌreɪt//[usually passive] incarcerate somebody (in something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they incarcerate
he / she / it incarcerates
past simple incarcerated
-ing form incarcerating
incarcerationjump to other results
NAmE//ɪnˌkɑrsəˈreɪʃn//noun [uncountable] There have been angry protests about his arrest and incarceration.