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Prison

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
prison (noun)
1.
a state of confinement or captivity
2.
a place of confinement especially for lawbreakers , specifically an institution (as one under state jurisdiction) for confinement of persons convicted of serious crimes - compare jail
prison (verb)
transitive verb
- imprison confine
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
prison (noun)
1.
a place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody
SYNONYMS:
bastille, big house, bridewell, brig, calaboose, can, clink, cooler, coop, guardroom, hock, hold, hoosegow, jailhouse, joint, jug, lockup, nick, pen, penitentiary, pokey, prison, quod, slam, slammer, stir, stockade, tolbooth
RELATED WORDS:
bull pen, cage, cell, hole, tank; block, ward; glasshouse [], guardhouse, hulk(s); concentration camp, gulag, labor camp, prison camp, stalag, work camp; dungeon, keep, oubliette; reformatory, reform school, training school
NEAR ANTONYMS:
outside
prison (noun)
2.
the act of confining or the state of being confined
SYNONYMS:
captivity, confinement, immurement, impoundment, imprisonment, incarceration, prison
RELATED WORDS:
bondage, enslavement, servitude; restraint, restriction; arrest, capture, entrapment; custody, detainer, detainment, detention, house arrest
NEAR ANTONYMS:
emancipation, liberation, manumission, redemption, release; freedom, independence, liberty
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