impoundment

or im·pound·age

[ im-pound-muh nt ]
/ ɪmˈpaʊnd mənt /

noun

a body of water confined within an enclosure, as a reservoir.
the act of impounding: the impoundment of alien property.
the condition of being impounded.

Origin of impoundment

First recorded in 1655–65; impound + -ment
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Word Origin and History for impoundment

impoundment


n.

1660s; see impound + -ment.

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