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

  • 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-transitive)
  • 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. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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."