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- to put or keep in prison; jail
- to restrict, limit, or confine in any way
- imprisonment noun
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transitive verb im·pris·oned, im·pris·on·ing, im·pris·ons
Origin: Middle English emprisonen, from Old French emprisoner : en-, in (from Latin in-; see in-2) + prison, prison; see prison.
- im·prisˈon·a·ble adjective
- im·prisˈon·ment noun