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Definition of "sequester" [se•ques•ter]

  • To cause to withdraw into seclusion. (verb-transitive)
  • To remove or set apart; segregate. See Synonyms at isolate. (verb-transitive)
  • Law To take temporary possession of (property) as security against legal claims. (verb-transitive)
  • Law To requisition and confiscate (enemy property). (verb-transitive)
  • Chemistry To undergo sequestration. (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 "sequester" in a sentence
  • "It should be interesting to see how April and Libra make out in sequester house."
  • "Reforesting large areas of degraded landscape is central to the project's goal of promoting sustainable use of tropical forests, whose conservation Goodall believes is vital in the fight against climate change because of their ability to "sequester" -- or remove -- CO2 from the atmosphere."
  • "8 Responses to “Catfight in sequester house” siradaono"