disimprison

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dis- +‎ imprison

Verb[edit]

disimprison (third-person singular simple present disimprisons, present participle disimprisoning, simple past and past participle disimprisoned)

  1. (transitive) To free or release from a state of imprisonment.
    • Oliver Sacks, Awakenings
      Sometimes it is sufficient for another person to say 'Look!,' 'Look at that!,' or 'Look over there!' to release the transfixed attention, to disimprison the patient from his spellbound, albeit empty, Parkinsonian attention and allow him once again to move freely in the real world.