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Main Entry: 1seg·re·gate
Pronunciation: 'se-gri-"gAt
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -gat·ed; -gat·ing
Etymology: Latin segregatus, past participle of segregare, from se- apart + greg-, grex herd -- more at SECEDE
Date: 1542
transitive verb
1 : to separate or set apart from others or from the general mass : ISOLATE
2 : to cause or force the separation of (as from the rest of society)
intransitive verb
2 : to practice or enforce a policy of segregation
3 : to undergo genetic segregation
- seg·re·ga·tive /-"gA-tiv/ adjective