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.
adj : in captivity [syn: captive, confined, jailed]