Definition of incarceration noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

incarceration

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɪnˌkɑːsəˈreɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˌkɑːrsəˈreɪʃn//
 
[uncountable](formal)
 
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the act of putting somebody in prison or in another place from which they cannot escape; the state of being there synonym imprisonment There have been angry protests about his arrest and incarceration.