incarcerated

adjective in·car·cer·at·ed \ in-ˈkär-sə-ˌrā-təd \

Definition of incarcerated

1 : confined in a jail or prison
  • Michigan law allows convicted felons to vote and run for office unless they are currently incarcerated, or if their offenses are fraud-related or constitute a breach of public trust.
  • The Hartford (Connecticut) Courant
  • … whatever was needed for her programs combating domestic violence and aiding incarcerated women, ex-offenders, and their children.
  • —Peter Steinfels
  • Comparing the responses of incarcerated boys with nondelinquent adolescents, Scarpitti (1980) describes the three most probable identity resolutions …
  • —Judith Steven-Long et al.
2 medical, of a hernia : constricted but not strangulated
  • Within the incarcerated, herniated gastric cardia, there was an acute, benign gastric ulcer.
  • —Gregory J. Gallivan

First Known Use of incarcerated

1766

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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incarcerated

adjective in·car·cer·at·ed \ in-ˈkär-sə-ˌrāt-əd \

medical Definition of incarcerated

of a hernia
: constricted but not strangulated


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