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The state of being confined in prison; imprisonment.‘the public would not be served by her incarceration’
imprisonment, internment, confinement, detention, custody, captivity, restraintView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘Why must poor drug offenders be subjected to public humiliation and incarceration?’
- ‘Some say they were subject to strip searches many days into their 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.’
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