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English noun: prison

1. prison (artifact) a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment

Synonymsprison house

Broader (hypernym)correctional institution

Narrower (hyponym)bastille, chokey, choky, nick, panopticon, state prison

Instance hyponymNewgate

Part holonymcellblock, ward

2. prison (state) a prisonlike situation; a place of seeming confinement

Synonymsprison house

Broader (hypernym)situation, state of affairs

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