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impoundment

[ im-pound-muhnt ]
/ ɪmˈpaʊnd mənt /
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noun
a body of water confined within an enclosure, as a reservoir.
the act of impounding: towing and impoundment of abandoned vehicles.
the condition of being impounded.
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Also im·pound·age [im-poun-dij] /ɪmˈpaʊn dɪdʒ/ .

Origin of impoundment

First recorded in 1655–65; impound + -ment
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