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  ( incarcerates    3rd person present)   ( incarcerating    present participle)   ( incarcerated    past tense & past participle  ) If people are incarcerated, they are kept in a prison or other place.  
FORMAL      verb   (=imprison)  
They were incarcerated for the duration of the war...      be V-ed  
It can cost $40,000 to $50,000 to incarcerate a prisoner for a year.      V n  
  incarceration      n-uncount   (=imprisonment)  
...her mother's incarceration in a psychiatric hospital.     
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commit, confine, coop up, detain, gaol, immure, impound, imprison, intern, jail, lock up, put under lock and key, restrain, restrict, send down     (Brit.)   throw in jail  

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