- Imprison or confine: many are incarcerated for property offensesMore example sentences
- Serious criminal offenders may be incarcerated in an Australian jail by arrangement.
- The detainees were incarcerated at a midwestern county juvenile detention center.
- Crime is up, and jails, which disproportionately incarcerate blacks, are ‘the biggest industry in several states,’ he says.
mid 16th century: from medieval Latin incarcerat- 'imprisoned', from the verb incarcerare, from in- 'into' + Latin carcer 'prison'.