Pronunciation: ( —v.im-pound'; —n.im'pound),[key] —v.t. 1. to shut up in a pound or other enclosure, as a stray animal.
2. to confine within an enclosure or within limits: water impounded in a reservoir. 3. to seize and retain in custody of the law, as a document for evidence.
—n. money, property, etc., that has been impounded: a sale of impounds by the police department.