Meaning of INCARCERATION in English


(ˌ)inˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈrāshən, ə̇n- noun

( -s )

Etymology: Late Latin incarceration-, incarceratio, from Latin incarceratus + -ion-, -io -ion

1. : a confining or state of being confined : imprisonment

2. : abnormal retention or confinement of a body part ; specifically : a constriction of the neck of a hernial sac so that the hernial contents become irreducible

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