incarceration

See also: incarcération

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French incarceration, from Medieval Latin incarceratio

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incarceration (countable and uncountable, plural incarcerations)

  1. The act of confining, or the state of being confined; imprisonment.
  2. (surgery, dated) strangulation, as in hernia.
  3. A constriction of the hernial sac, rendering it irreducible, but not great enough to cause strangulation.

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