impoundment


im·pound·ment

noun \-ˈpan(d)-mənt\

Definition of IMPOUNDMENT

1
:  the act of impounding :  the state of being impounded
2
:  a body of water formed by impounding

Examples of IMPOUNDMENT

  1. <after his impoundment in the garage all weekend, the family dog was ready to frolic>

First Known Use of IMPOUNDMENT

circa 1665

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