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Meaning & Definition of Incarceration in English

English

Incarceration

/ɪnkɑrsəreʃən/

noun

1. The state of being imprisoned

  • "He was held in captivity until he died"
  • "The imprisonment of captured soldiers"
  • "His ignominious incarceration in the local jail"
  • "He practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon"
    synonym:
  • captivity
  • ,
  • imprisonment
  • ,
  • incarceration
  • ,
  • immurement

Examples of using

The U.S. incarceration rate is the highest in the world.