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Incarcerate


INC'ARCERATE, verb transitive [Latin incarcero; in and carcer, a prison; Eng. cark, care; showing the primary sense is to press or strain.]

1. To imprison; to confine in a jail.

2. To confine; to shut up or inclose.

INC'ARCERATE, adjective Imprisoned; confined.