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segregate

[ verb seg-ri-geyt; noun seg-ri-git, -geyt ]
/ verb 藞s蓻g r瑟藢ge瑟t; noun 藞s蓻g r瑟 g瑟t, -藢ge瑟t /
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verb (used with object), seg路re路gat路ed, seg路re路gat路ing.
to separate or set apart from others or from the main body or group; isolate: to segregate exceptional children; to segregate hardened criminals.
to require, by law or custom, the separation of (an ethnic, racial, religious, or other minority group) from the dominant majority.
verb (used without object), seg路re路gat路ed, seg路re路gat路ing.
to separate, withdraw, or go apart; separate from the main body and collect in one place; become segregated.
to practice, require, or enforce segregation, especially racial segregation.
Genetics. (of allelic genes) to separate during meiosis.
noun
a segregated thing, person, or group.
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Origin of segregate

1400鈥50 in sense 鈥渟egregated鈥; 1535鈥45 as transitive v.; late Middle English segregat<Latin s膿greg膩tus (past participle of s膿greg膩re to part from the flock), equivalent to s膿-se- + greg- (stem of grex flock) + -膩tus-ate1; see gregarious

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British Dictionary definitions for segregate

segregate
/ (藞s蓻伞r瑟藢伞e瑟t) /

verb
to set or be set apart from others or from the main group
(tr) to impose segregation on (a racial or minority group)
genetics metallurgy to undergo or cause to undergo segregation

Derived forms of segregate

segregable (藞s蓻伞r瑟伞蓹bl), adjectivesegregative, adjectivesegregator, noun

Word Origin for segregate

C16: from Latin s膿greg膩re, from s膿- apart + grex a flock
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