- to confine in or as if in a prison.
Origin of imprison
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incarcerate, jail, restrain.
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Examples from the Web for imprisoned
When he was first incarcerated, he says some sort of paperwork snafu had him imprisoned under two different, but similar, names.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside
January 3, 2015
Krivov held numerous protests to support the imprisoned activists who became known as the “May 6th prisoners.”
It is very difficult to sit by helplessly while a friend is imprisoned for a crime that is too implausible to comprehend.
My father has suffered two strokes and endured brain cancer since I was arrested and imprisoned.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike
December 18, 2014
Moreover, a number of journalists have been imprisoned during your presidency.Iran Journalists to Rouhani: Stop Lying!
October 3, 2014
I am sure that a child should not be imprisoned in a school.A Treatise on Parents and Children
George Bernard Shaw
It captured and imprisoned the sounds as the photograph retained the images of light.Heroes of the Telegraph
They imprisoned her, they did not even allow her to look out of a window.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
His hand stole under the steamer rugs and imprisoned her own.In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
I tell you that one of your passengers came and imprisoned me in my state-room.A Woman Intervenes
- (tr) to confine in or as if in prison
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Word Origin and History for imprisoned
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