Definition of incarceration in English:

incarceration

noun

  • [mass noun] The state of being confined in prison; imprisonment:

    ‘the public would not be served by her incarceration’
    • ‘He remained undeterred by several incarcerations, but his growing suspicion of authority caused him to move to a place from where he could easily slip out of reach.’
    • ‘And, the number of incarcerations since 1970 has increased 30 times compared to the previous five decades.’
    • ‘But if the extent of the imposition is more serious like detentions and incarcerations, I think it's entirely unjustified.’
    • ‘Some say they were subject to strip searches many days into their incarceration.’
    • ‘Why must poor drug offenders be subjected to public humiliation and incarceration?’
    imprisonment, internment, confinement, detention, custody, captivity, restraint
    penal servitude, hard labour
    time
    porridge, chokey
    durance, duress
    View synonyms

Pronunciation:

incarceration

/ɪnˌkɑːsəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/