1. [ verb ] lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
Synonyms: jail lag put_behind_bars immure jug gaol put_away remand incarcerate

"The suspects were imprisoned without trial" "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"

Related terms: confine law imprisonment jail captivity prison_guard imprisonment
2. [ verb ] 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"

Related terms: confine captivity
Similar spelling:   imprisoned