Imprison

Im*pris"on

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imprisoned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Imprisoning.] [OE. enprisonen, OF. enprisoner, F. emprisonner; pref. en- (L. in) + F. & OF. prison. See Prison.] 1. To put in prison or jail; To arrest and detain in custody; to confine.
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He imprisoned was in chains remediless.
Spenser.
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2. To limit, restrain, or confine in any way.
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Try to imprison the resistless wind.
Dryden.

Syn. -- To incarcerate; confine; immure.
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