Incarcerate meaning

ĭn-kärsə-rāt
To imprison; jail.
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To shut up; confine.
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Incarcerate is defined as to put in jail or shut inside a place.

An example of incarcerate is putting a person in prison.

An example of incarcerate is putting a lion in a cage.

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To put in a prison or jail.
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To shut in; confine.
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To lock away; to imprison, especially for breaking the law.
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To confine; to shut up or enclose; to hem in.
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Origin of incarcerate

  • Medieval Latin incarcerāre incarcerāt- Latin in- in in–2 Latin carcer prison

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin incarceratus, past participle of incarcerare (“to imprison”), from Latin in (“in”) + carcer (“a prison”), meaning "put behind lines (bars)" – Latin root is of a lattice or grid. Related to cancel (“cross out with lines”) and chancel (“area behind a lattice”).

    From Wiktionary

  • See also carcerate and cancer.

    From Wiktionary