Segregate Definition

sĕgrĭ-gāt
segregated, segregates, segregating
verb
segregated, segregates, segregating
To separate from the main mass and collect together in a new body.
Webster's New World
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.)
Webster's New World
To separate from others; be segregated.
Webster's New World
To cause (people or institutions, for example) to be separated on the basis of race, sex, religion, or another factor.
American Heritage
To become separated or distinguished.
Animals that segregate into male and female herds when not in mating season.
American Heritage Medicine
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adjective
Separated; isolated.
American Heritage Medicine
Separate; set apart; segregated.
Webster's New World
(botany) Separated from others of the same kind.
Wiktionary
noun
One that is or has been segregated.
American Heritage Medicine
A segregated person, thing, group, etc.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Segregate

  • Latin sēgregāre sēgregāt- sē- apart s(w)e- in Indo-European roots grex greg- flock ger- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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