Definition of sequestration in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsiːkwəˈstreɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
1The action of sequestrating or taking legal possession of assets: if such court injunctions are ignored, sequestration of trade union assets will follow
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  • The primary methods of enforcement on the breach of injunctive orders are committal for contempt and sequestration of assets.
  • The Sexual Offences Act had made trafficking for sexual purposes an offence and those convicted could face 14 years in prison and sequestration of their assets.
  • Legal action may include, but not be limited to, asset sequestration, criminal charges of corruption, jail, and travel bans.
2The action of chemically sequestering a substance: carbon sequestration
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  • Anionic polymers, on the other hand, inhibit the processes of adsorption and transduction via sequestration of cationic polymers, preventing charge shielding and virus aggregation.
  • The next section shows that electrostatic theory predicts this lateral sequestration of a polyvalent lipid.
  • A potentially beneficial effect of HO-1 activity against oxidant injury is related to its role in iron sequestration.
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