- to imprison; confine.
- to enclose; constrict closely.
Origin of incarcerate
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Examples from the Web for incarcerated
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
But what about the philosophical beliefs of thousands of incarcerated pregnant women (PDF) across the United States?The GOP’s Hidden Ban on Prison Abortions
December 13, 2014
The whole purpose of the gang is to generate money for its incarcerated leaders.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs
December 11, 2014
In recent years nearly one million African-Americans have been incarcerated at the federal, state or local levels.We Need More Ferguson-style Grand Juries
November 30, 2014
One in three black men in America is incarcerated in his lifetime.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On
November 10, 2014
Fraser was incarcerated in a quiet, very private asylum, and that was all.The Floating Island of Madness
It was written while she was incarcerated in the cell of a lonely prison.The Autobiography of Madame Guyon
Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
How to escape from prison was ever the thoughts by day and dreams by night of the incarcerated.Clotelle
William Wells Brown
I related, in a few words, who I was and how I came to be incarcerated.
He still didn't know why he was incarcerated, or what regulation he had broken.Next Door, Next World
Robert Donald Locke
- (tr) to confine or imprison
Word Origin and History for incarcerated
1550s, a back-formation from incarceration, or else from Medieval Latin incarceratus, past participle of incarcerare "to imprison" (see incarceration). Related: Incarcerated; incarcerating.
- Confined or trapped, as a hernia.