impoundment

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noun im·pound·ment \im-ˈpau̇n(d)-mənt\

Definition of impoundment

  1. 1 :  the act of impounding :  the state of being impounded

  2. 2 :  a body of water formed by impounding

Examples of impoundment in a Sentence

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

Circa 1665

First Known Use of impoundment

circa 1665


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