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imprison (verb), imprisons; imprisoned; imprisoning
1. To confine, to incarcerate, or to place in confinement: The convicted criminal was imprisoned for 10 years.
2. Etymology: from Old French prisoun, "prison, imprisonment" altered (by influence of pris, "taken") from earlier preson, from Latin prensionem, prensio; a shortened form of prehensionem, prehensio, "a taking"; a noun of action from the stem of prehendere, "to take".
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