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Adjective: imprisoned  ,im'pri-zund
  1. Being in captivity
    "The imprisoned father was worried about being separated from his children for so long";
    - captive, confined, jailed
Verb: imprison  im'pri-zun
  1. (law) lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
    "The suspects were imprisoned without trial";
    - incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug [N. Amer, informal], gaol [Brit], put away, remand, prison [archaic]
  2. Confine as if in a prison
    "His daughters are virtually imprisoned in their own house; he does not let them go out without a chaperone";
    - prison [archaic]

See also: lay, unfree

Type of: confine, detain

Encyclopedia: Imprisoned