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segregate


seg·re·gate  (sgr-gt)
v. seg·re·gat·ed, seg·re·gat·ing, seg·re·gates
v.tr.
1. To separate or isolate from others or from a main body or group. See Synonyms at isolate.
2. To impose the separation of (a race or class) from the rest of society.
v.intr.
1. To become separated from a main body or mass.
2. To practice a policy of racial segregation.
3. Genetics To undergo genetic segregation.
adj. (-gt, -gt)
Separated; isolated.
n. (-gt, -gt)
1. One that is or has been segregated.
2. Genetics See segregant.

[Latin sgregre, sgregt- : s-, apart; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots + grex, greg-, flock; see ger- in Indo-European roots.]

segre·gative adj.
segre·gator n.


segregate  /sgrget/  v. [T] -gated, -gating, -gates 1 to separate, put apart: I segregated the older children from the babies. 2 to separate or isolate people according to race: In my city in the 1950s, the law segregated whites and blacks. -n. [U] segregation. See: apartheid, USAGE NOTE. segregate

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