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seg·re·gate

segregate

 
 
pronunciation:
se gr geIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: segregates, segregating, segregated
definition 1: to separate or place apart from others.
Younger prisoners were segregated from older prisoners.
synonyms:
isolate, separate
similar words:
detach, divide
definition 2: to require or enforce the separation of (people of a different race, religion, or class) from the dominant group in a society.
The colonial government segregated the native people of the country from the European settlers.In parts of the country, the law segregated African-Americans from whites.
similar words:
quarantine
definition 3: to require or enforce separation of groups of people in (a school or other institution) based on race, religion, or class.
Many cities continued to segregate their schools despite the new law.
antonyms:
desegregate, integrate
similar words:
separate
derivations: segregable (adj.), segregative (adj.), segregator (n.)
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