To segregate is to separate a group of people because of race, gender or religion, or to set apart or keep separate.(verb)
When girls and boys are required to attend different schools, this is an example of a time when the school system segregates.
See segregate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME segregat < L segregatus, pp. of segregare, to set apart, lit., to set apart from the flock < se-, apart (see secede) + grex (gen. gregis), a flock: see gregarious
See segregate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb seg·re·gat·ed, seg·re·gat·ing, seg·re·gates verb, transitive
Origin: Latin sēgregāre, sēgregāt-
Origin: : sē-, apart; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots
Origin: + grex, greg-, flock; see ger- in Indo-European roots.
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