- characterized by or practicing racial segregation: a segregated school system.
- restricted to one group, especially exclusively on the basis of racial or ethnic membership: segregated neighborhoods.
- maintaining separate facilities for members of different, especially racially different, groups: segregated education.
- discriminating against a group, especially on the basis of race: a segregated economy.
- set apart.
Origin of segregated
- 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.
- 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.
- a segregated thing, person, or group.
Origin of segregate
Antonyms for segregate
Examples from the Web for segregated
Contemporary Examples of segregated
He is currently being held without bail in a segregated area of Wayne County Correctional Facility away from other inmates.10-Year-Old Murder Defendant Shows Failure of U.S. Juvenile Justice System
October 18, 2014
It is all a result of segregated communities where illiteracy is rife and the men think they can get away with anything.The Psychology of Sex Slave Rings
August 31, 2014
According to Amnesty International, 40 percent of Roma children there go to segregated schools.Roma Children Face Segregation In EU Schools
March 8, 2014
The city, we are told, is one of the most segregated—by race, class and wealth—in the country.Redford Takes on Rahm in the Furious Blur of ‘Chicagoland’
March 6, 2014
After the invasion his family was rounded up and placed in the segregated quarter, crammed into a single room above a grocery.The Week in Death: Irving Milchberg, the Teenage Gunrunner of the Warsaw Ghetto
March 1, 2014
Historical Examples of segregated
The segregated vice district was located in the negro locality.Negro Migration during the War
Emmett J. Scott
He is segregated by law in some sections; he is segregated by custom in others.
It grows better if it is segregated from the crowded forest.Dollars and Sense
Col. Wm. C. Hunter
Then shall the wheat be segregated from the tares, and the sheep divided from the goats.Jesus the Christ
James Edward Talmage
He segregated five maybirds and explained their points to me.
- 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
Word Origin for segregate
1540s, from Latin segregatus, past participle of segregare "set apart, lay aside; isolate; divide," literally "separate from the flock," from *se gregare, from se "apart from" (see secret (n.)) + grege, ablative of grex "herd, flock" (see gregarious). Originally often with reference to the religious notion of separating the flock of the godly from sinners. In modern social context, "to force or enforce racial separation and exclusion," 1908. Related: Segregated; segregating.