segregate

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From Latin sēgregātus, perfect passive participle of sēgregō (I separate), from sē- (apart) + gregō (I flock or group), from grex (flock). Compare gregarious, aggregate.

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    • enPR: sĕ'grəgāt, IPA(key): /ˈsɛɡɹəˌɡeɪt/

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segregate (comparative more segregate, superlative most segregate)

  1. Separate; select.
  2. (botany) Separated from others of the same kind.
  3. (geology) Separate from a mass and collected together along lines of fraction.

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segregate (third-person singular simple present segregates, present participle segregating, simple past and past participle segregated)

  1. (transitive) To separate, especially by social policies that directly or indirectly keep races or ethnic groups apart.

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segregate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of segregare
  2. second-person plural imperative of segregare
  3. feminine plural of segregato

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sēgregāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of sēgregō