[ see-kwes-trey-shuh n, si-kwes- ]
/ ˌsi kwɛsˈtreɪ ʃən, sɪ kwɛs- /



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Origin of sequestration

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin sequestrātiōn- (stem of sequestrātiō), equivalent to sequestrāt(us) (past participle of sequestrāre to sequester) + -iōn- -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM sequestration

non·se·ques·tra·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for carbon sequestration (1 of 2)

carbon sequestration


the prevention of greenhouse gas build-up in the earth's atmosphere by methods such as planting trees to absorb carbon dioxide or pumping carbon dioxide into underground reservoirs

British Dictionary definitions for carbon sequestration (2 of 2)

/ (ˌsiːkwɛˈstreɪʃən) /


the act of sequestering or state of being sequestered
law the sequestering of property
chem the effective removal of ions from a solution by coordination with another type of ion or molecule to form complexes that do not have the same chemical behaviour as the original ionsSee also sequestrant
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Medical definitions for carbon sequestration

[ sē′kwĭ-strāshən, sĕk′wĭ- ]


The formation of a sequestrum.
Loss of blood or of its fluid content into spaces within the body, so that the circulating volume diminishes.
The inhibition or prevention of normal ion behavior by combination with added materials, especially the prevention of metallic ion precipitation from solution.
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