verb (used with object), in·car·cer·at·ed, in·car·cer·at·ing.
- incapacity benefit,
- incarcerated hernia,
Origin of incarcerate
Examples from the Web for incarcerate
But we could not incarcerate George Prince for being an eavesdropper.Brigands of the Moon|Ray Cummings
"It would be against my duty to permit you to incarcerate this miscreant," he said smoothly.Highways in Hiding|George Oliver Smith
You can incarcerate a man for such a length of time that when at last you do give him his liberty he has no love left for it.Sally Bishop|E. Temple Thurston
If she attempts to incarcerate you, she might be successful.The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser
"If ever I do reach such a state, I hope the family will incarcerate me," rejoined Nan.The Four Corners in Japan|Amy Ella Blanchard
Word Origin for incarcerate
1550s, a back-formation from incarceration, or else from Medieval Latin incarceratus, past participle of incarcerare "to imprison" (see incarceration). Related: Incarcerated; incarcerating.