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imprison

verb [T usually passive] uk   /ɪmˈprɪz.ən/ us  
C1 to put someone in prison: He was imprisoned in 1965 for attempted murder.figurative Unable to go out because of the deep snow, she felt imprisoned in her own house.
imprisonable
adjective uk   /-ə.bl/ us  
Driving while disqualified is an imprisonable offence.
imprisonment
noun [C or U] uk   /-mənt/ us  
C2 She was sentenced to five years' imprisonment.
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