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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Incarceration  \In*car`cer*a"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  incarc['e]ration.] 
  1.  The  act  of  confining,  or  the  state  of  being  confined; 
  imprisonment.  --Glanvill. 
 
  2.  (Med.) 
  a  Formerly,  strangulation,  as  in  hernia. 
  b  A  constriction  of  the  hernial  sac,  rendering  it 
  irreducible,  but  not  great  enough  to  cause 
  strangulation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  incarceration 
  n  :  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"  [syn:  {captivity},  {imprisonment},  {immurement}] 




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