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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  He  imprisoned  was  in  chains  remediles.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  limit,  restrain,  or  confine  in  any  way 
 
  Try  to  imprison  the  resistless  wind.  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  To  incarcerate;  confine;  immure. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  imprison 
  v  1:  lock  up  in  jail  [syn:  {incarcerate},  {lag},  {immure},  {put 
  behind  bars},  {jail},  {jug},  {gaol},  {put  away},  {remand}] 
  2:  confine  as  if  in  a  prison;  "His  daughters  are  virtually 
  imprisoned  in  their  own  house;  he  does  not  let  them  go  out 
  without  a  chaperone" 




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