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segregate1

Syllabification: seg·re·gate
Pronunciation: /ˈseɡrəˌɡāt
 
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verb

[with object] (usually be segregated)
1Set apart from the rest or from each other; isolate or divide: hazardous waste needs to be segregated from ordinary trash
More example sentences
  • She has been segregated from the rest of the women in the prison ‘for her own safety’.
  • It is also pressing for the lanes for public transport to be segregated from the rest of the traffic on the bridge.
  • The four inmates - who are segregated from the rest of the prisoners - were only allowed to associate with each other one at a time, until earlier this year.
Synonyms
separate, set apart, keep apart, isolate, quarantine, closet;
partition, divide, detach, disconnect, sever, dissociate;
marginalize, ghettoize
1.1Separate or divide (people, activities, or institutions) along racial, sexual, or religious lines: blacks were segregated in churches, schools, and colleges (as adjective segregated) segregated education systems
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  • Baltzell maintained that social status in the U.S. has been segregated along religious and regional lines.
  • Brown has been overturned and the education system is segregated again.
  • The effect of non-secular, religious and segregated education is very destructive on the society as a whole, and on our children's happy, normal life, and upbringing.
1.2 [no object] Genetics (Of pairs of alleles) be separated at meiosis and transmitted independently via separate gametes.
Example sentences
  • A further level of complexity is added in germ cells where homologous chromosomes pair and segregate in meiosis I and sister chromatids remain associated until meiosis II.
  • Sutton worked with grasshopper chromosomes, and it was in this paper that he showed that chromosomes occur in distinct pairs, which segregate at meiosis.
  • The first step of the linkage analysis is to test whether pairs of loci are segregating independently.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin segregat- 'separated from the flock', from the verb segregare, from se- 'apart' + grex, greg- 'flock'.

Derivatives

segregable

1
Pronunciation: /-ɡəbəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Such situations are effectively normal and result in homologous products that resolve into physically distinct and freely segregable entities at anaphase I.

segregative

2
Pronunciation: /-ˌɡātiv/
adjective
Example sentences
  • In attempting to create a more nuanced understanding of communal eating, Grignon suggests several binary typologies: domestic and institutional; everyday and exceptional; and segregative and transgressive.
  • If, after passage of the Civil Rights Act, the company willingly abandoned its facially segregative policy, it could still carry forward the effects of its past segregation through other already-existing facially neutral rules.
  • The declaration in itself is discriminatory, segregative and may affect other religious groups psychologically and fail to contribute to the spiritual well being of the country.

Words that rhyme with segregate

abnegateaggregate

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There are 2 main definitions of segregate in English:

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segregate2

Syllabification: seg·re·gate
Pronunciation: /ˈseɡrəɡət
 
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noun

1 Genetics An allele that has undergone segregation.
2 Botany A species within an aggregate.
Example sentences
  • During this drought simulation, the ME-transformed plants depleted soil moisture more slowly than did the wild type or the null segregates.

Origin

late 19th century: from Latin segregatus 'separate, isolated', past participle of segregare (see segregate1).

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