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From ab- +‎ sondern (to separate, sunder).


  • IPA(key): /ˈapˌzɔndɐn/
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  • Hyphenation: ab‧son‧dern


absondern (weak, third-person singular present sondert ab, past tense sonderte ab, past participle abgesondert, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive, biology) to secrete; to exude (especially a liquid)
  2. (transitive, informal, usually derogatory) to say; to utter (especially repeatedly over some period of time, as though it were a secretion)
    die Machosprüche, die er ständig absondertthose macho slogans that he constantly delivers
  3. (transitive) to seclude; to isolate; to keep separate; to segregate (not usually in the racist sense, but e.g. for quarantine)
  4. (reflexive) to seclude oneself; to avoid contact


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Further reading[edit]

  • absondern” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • absondern” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • absondern” in Duden online