[ 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
OTHER WORDS FROM imprison
im·pris·on·a·ble, adjectiveim·pris·on·er, nounim·pris·on·ment, nounre·im·pris·on, verb (used with object)
re·im·pris·on·ment, nounun·im·pris·on·a·ble, adjectiveun·im·pris·oned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for imprison
/ (ɪmˈprɪzən) /
(tr) to confine in or as if in prison
Derived forms of imprisonimprisoner, nounimprisonment, noun
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