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Definition of incarceration:

  1. A constriction of the hernial sac, rendering it irreducible, but not great enough to cause strangulation.
  2. Formerly, strangulation, as in hernia.
  3. The act of confining, or the state of being confined; imprisonment.

Synonyms:

restraint, internment, captivity, immurement, imprisonment, enslavement.

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