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internment

[ in-turn-muhnt ]
/ ɪnˈtɜrn mənt /
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noun
an act or instance of interning, or confining a person or ship to prescribed limits during wartime: the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
the state of being interned; confinement.

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Origin of internment

First recorded in 1865–70; intern2 + -ment

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH internment

interment, internment
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British Dictionary definitions for internment

internment
/ (ɪnˈtɜːnmənt) /

noun
  1. the act of interning or state of being interned, esp of enemy citizens in wartime or of terrorism suspects
  2. (as modifier)an internment camp
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