incarceration definition

  • noun:
    • The work of confining, and/or condition of being confined; imprisonment.
    • previously, strangulation, as with hernia.
    • A constriction for the hernial sac, rendering it irreducible, not great adequate to cause strangulation.
    • The act of confining, and/or state to be restricted; imprisonment.
    • Formerly, strangulation, as in hernia.
    • A constriction for the hernial sac, making this irreducible, not great enough to trigger strangulation.
    • The work of incarcerating or imprisoning; imprisonment.
    • In surgery, obstinate constriction, by a hernia, or retention, since the placenta in childbirth; strangulation, such as hernia.
    • their state of being imprisoned

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