Incarcerate – meaning of the word and examples

To put in prison. (Merriam – Webster)

To subject to confinement. (Merriam – Webster)

To put or keep someone in prison or in a place used as a prison. (Cambridge Dictionary)

To keep someone in a closed place and prevent them from leaving it. (Cambridge Dictionary)

To imprison; confine. (

To enclose; constrict closely. (

If people are incarcerated, they are kept in a prison or other place. (Collins Dictionary)


Information on Criminal Aliens Incarcerated in Federal and State Prisons.

Race, Education, and Reintegrating Formerly Incarcerated Citizens.


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