- Present participle of segregate.
Variant of segregate
separate; set apart; segregated
Origin of segregateMiddle English segregat ; from Classical Latin segregatus, past participle of segregare, to set apart, literally , to set apart from the flock ; from se-, apart (see secede) + grex (gen. gregis), a flock: see gregarious
transitive verbsegregated, segregating
to set apart from others or from the main mass or group; isolate; specif., to impose a system of segregation on (racial groups, social facilities, etc.)
- to separate from the main mass and collect together in a new body: said of crystals
- to separate from others; be segregated
- Genetics to undergo segregation
a segregated person, thing, group, etc.