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incarceration

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1 the act of confining or the state of being confined
  • he was bored and frustrated by his incarceration in the quarantine

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2 the state of being held in lawful custody
  • sentenced to six months of incarceration for dealing in narcotics

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The first known use of incarceration was circa 1540

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“Incarceration.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/incarceration. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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