To imprison; jail.
To shut up; confine.
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.
To put in a prison or jail.
To shut in; confine.
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