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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·pris·on /ɪmˈprɪzṇ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pris·on v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imprisoned p. pr. & vb. n. Imprisoning.]
 1. To put in prison or jail; To arrest and detain in custody; to confine.
    He imprisoned was in chains remediless.   --Spenser.
 2. To limit, restrain, or confine in any way.
    Try to imprison the resistless wind.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- To incarcerate; confine; immure.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were
           imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was
           incarcerated for the rest of his life" [syn: incarcerate,
            lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol,
            put away, remand]
      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"