Imprisoned
Imprison Im*pris"on, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imprisoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imprisoning}.] [OE. enprisonen, OF. enprisoner, F. emprisonner; pref. en- (L. in) + F. & OF. prison. See {Prison}.] 1. To put in prison or jail; To arrest and detain in custody; to confine. [1913 Webster]

He imprisoned was in chains remediless. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To limit, restrain, or confine in any way. [1913 Webster]

Try to imprison the resistless wind. --Dryden.

Syn: To incarcerate; confine; immure. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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