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English definition of “imprison”

imprison

verb [T usually passive]     /ɪmˈprɪz.ən/
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.Putting people in prison imprisonable /-ə.bl/ adjective Driving whilst disqualified is an imprisonable offence. imprisonment     /-mənt/ noun [C or U] C2 She was sentenced to five years' imprisonment.Putting people in prison
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