Definition of incarcerate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    incarcerate

     verb
    verb
    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
     
     
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  1. 1to put someone in prison or in another place from which they cannot escape synonym imprison
  2. 2 Thousands were incarcerated in labor camps.
incarceration
 
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NAmE//ɪnˌkɑrsəˈreɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] There have been angry protests about his arrest and incarceration.
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