Definition of "segregate" [seg•re•gate]

  • (verb-transitive) To separate or isolate from others or from a main body or group. See Synonyms at isolate.
  • (verb-transitive) To impose the separation of (a race or class) from the rest of society.
  • (verb-intransitive) To become separated from a main body or mass.
  • (verb-intransitive) To practice a policy of racial segregation.
  • (verb-intransitive) Genetics To undergo genetic segregation.

Use "segregate" in a sentence

  • "Just watched ‘Snowjob’ at work, I realize the use of the term ‘tar-baby’ has neutral and charged connotations, but I also noted he used the term segregate, instead of separate early in the presser."
  • "They must "segregate" client money being sent to another person or company (keep it in a separate account)."
  • "They'll kind of segregate the business so that different credit card companies will cover people with different levels of credit."

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