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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.