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Meaning of SEGREGATE

Pronunciation:  [n]'segrugit, [v]'segru`geyt, 'segru`geyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  separate or isolate (one thing) from another and place in a group apart from others; "the sun degregates the carbon"; "large mining claims are segregated into smaller claims"
  2. [v]  divide from the main body or mass and collect; "Many towns segregated into new counties"; "Experiments show clearly that genes segregate"
  3. [v]  separate by race or religion; practice a policy of racial segregation; "This neighborhood is segregated"; "We don't segregate in this county"

SEGREGATE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Antonyms: desegregate, integrate, mix
 See Also: discriminate, divide, insulate, isolate, part, separate, separate, single out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Seg"re*gate\, a. [L. segregatus, p. p. of segregare
    to separate; pref. se- aside + grex, gregis, a flock or herd.
    See {Gregarious}.]
    1. Separate; select.
    2. (Bot.) Separated from others of the same kind.
  2. \Seg"re*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Segregated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Segregating}.]
    To separate from others; to set apart.
          They are still segregated, Christians from Christians,
          under odious designations.               --I. Taylor.
  3. \Seg"re*gate\, v. i. (Geol.)
    To separate from a mass, and collect together about centers
    or along lines of fracture, as in the process of
    crystallization or solidification.