In·car·cer·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Incarcerated p. pr. & vb. n. Incarcerating ]
1. To imprison; to confine in a jail or prison.
2. To confine; to shut up or inclose; to hem in.
Incarcerated hernia Med., hernia in which the constriction can not be easily reduced.
in·car·cer·ate, in·car·cer·at·ed a. Imprisoned.
v : 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: imprison, lag, immure,
put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand]