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impounded

[ verb im-pound; noun im-pound ]SEE DEFINITION OF impounded

Synonyms for impounded

  • captured
  • confiscated
  • held
  • seized
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMPOUNDED

They cut   the straps of the objectionable bundle and impounded it.

Meanwhile, I made sure that Howley's gadget had been impounded as evidence.

Probably their cattle had been impounded for rent and tithe.

A reservoir of water was impounded and tremendous pumps installed.

But Rattenbury and his companions were captured, and their boat-load of gin was impounded.

However, when the egg came to Earth, it was impounded by Customs.

Meanwhile, the hayfork and the blood-stained knife were impounded.

At Newtownbarry, in the county of Wexford, some cattle were impounded by a tithe-proctor.

This man neglected them: they were impounded and sold as unlicensed cattle under the new regulations.

Nowhere in the world, it is said, can so large a body of water be impounded so securely at so small an expense.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "to shut up in a pen or pound," from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + pound (n.). Originally of cattle seized by law. Related: Impounded; impounding.

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