Imprisoned



[im-priz-uh n] /ɪmˈprɪz ən/

verb (used with object)
1.
to confine in or as if in a prison.
/ɪmˈprɪzən/
verb
1.
(transitive) to confine in or as if in prison
v.

c.1300, from Old French emprisoner (12c.), from em- “in” (see in- (2)) + prison (see prison). Related: Imprisoned; imprisoning.

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