incarceration


in·car·cer·a·tion

noun \in-ˌkär-sə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of INCARCERATION

1
: a confining or state of being confined
2
: abnormal retention or confinement of a body part; specifically : a constriction of the neck of a hernial sac so that the hernial contents become irreducible

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