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English definition of “incarcerate”

incarcerate

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