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English definition of “incarcerate”

incarcerate

verb [T]  /ɪnˈkɑr·səˌreɪt/ us  
to put or keep someone in prison: The governor announced his plan to incarcerate repeat offenders.
incarceration
noun [U]  /ɪnˌkɑr·səˈreɪ·ʃən/ us  
We’re spending billions of dollars each year on incarceration.
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