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in·car·cer·ate  audio  (n-kärs-rt) KEY 

TRANSITIVE VERB:
in·car·cer·at·ed, in·car·cer·at·ing, in·car·cer·ates
  1. To put into jail.
  2. To shut in; confine.

ETYMOLOGY:
Medieval Latin incarcerre, incarcert- : Latin in-, in ; see in-2 + Latin carcer, prison

OTHER FORMS:
in·carcer·ation(Noun), in·carcer·ator(Noun)


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