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imprison

[ im-priz-uhn ]
/ ɪmˈprɪz ən /
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verb (used with object)
to confine in or as if in a prison.
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Origin of imprison

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English enprisonen, from Old French enprisoner, equivalent to en- en-1 + prison prison + -er infinitive suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for imprison

imprison
/ (ɪmˈprɪzən) /

verb
(tr) to confine in or as if in prison

Derived forms of imprison

imprisoner, nounimprisonment, noun
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