Definitions for: Incarcerate


[v] lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"



Webster (1913) Definition: In*car"cer*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Incarcerated; p. pr. & vb. n. Incarcerating.] [Pref. in-
in + L. carceratus, p. p. of carcerare to imprison, fr.
carcer prison.]
1. To imprison; to confine in a jail or prison.

2. To confine; to shut up or inclose; to hem in.

Incarcerated hernia (Med.), hernia in which the
constriction can not be easily reduced.


In*car"cer*ate, a.
Imprisoned. --Dr. H. More.

Synonyms: gaol, immure, imprison, jail, jug, lag, put away, put behind bars, remand

See Also: confine, detain

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