noun Date: circa 1665 1. the act of impounding ; the state of being impounded 2. a body of water formed by impounding

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  • impoundment — (n.) 1660s; see IMPOUND (Cf. impound) + MENT (Cf. ment) …   Etymology dictionary

  • impoundment — /im pownd meuhnt/, n. 1. a body of water confined within an enclosure, as a reservoir. 2. the act of impounding: the impoundment of alien property. 3. the condition of being impounded. Also, impoundage. [1655 65; IMPOUND + MENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • impoundment — impound ► VERB 1) seize and take legal custody of. 2) shut up (domestic animals) in a pound. 3) (of a dam) hold back or confine (water). DERIVATIVES impoundment noun …   English terms dictionary

  • impoundment — noun placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law • Syn: ↑impounding, ↑internment, ↑poundage • Derivationally related forms: ↑pound (for: ↑poundage), ↑impound …   Useful english dictionary

  • impoundment — an enclosed body of water, of artificial construction and with variable environmental conditions, often turbid and with varying water levels. Used to retain water, sediment or wastes …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • impoundment — noun a) The act of impounding b) The state of being impounded …   Wiktionary

  • impoundment — n. incarceration, confinement; confiscation, seizure …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Impoundment —   A body of water confined by a dam, dike, floodgate or other artificial barrier.   California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms …   Energy terms

  • impoundment — im·pound·ment …   English syllables

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