imprison

[ im-priz-uhn ]
/ ɪmˈprɪz ən /

verb (used with object)

to confine in or as if in a prison.

Origin of imprison

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

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imprison

/ (ɪmˈprɪzən) /

verb

(tr) to confine in or as if in prison

Derived Forms

imprisoner, nounimprisonment, noun
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