Definition of incarcerate in English:

incarcerate

Line breaks: in|car¦cer|ate
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkɑːsəreɪt
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

incarcerator

noun
More example sentences
  • For the first time in U.S. history, more than one of every 100 adults is in jail or prison, according to a new report documenting America's rank as the world's No. 1 incarcerator.

Origin

mid 16th century (earlier (late Middle English) as incarceration): from medieval Latin incarcerat- 'imprisoned', from the verb incarcerare, from in- 'into' + Latin carcer 'prison'.

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