1. To imprison; to confine in a jail or priso.
2. To confine; to shut up or inclose; to hem in.
(Science: medicine) incarcerated hernia, hernia in which the constriction can not be easily reduced.
Origin: Pref. In- in _ L. Carceratus, p. P. Of carcerare to imprison, fr. Carcer prison.