segregate: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (v.seg'ri-gāt"n.seg'ri-git, -gāt"), [key]
— v., n. -gat•ed, -gat•ing,
  1. to separate or set apart from others or from the main body or group; isolate: to segregate exceptional children; to segregate hardened criminals.
  2. to require, often with force, the separation of (a specific racial, religious, or other group) from the general body of society.
  1. to separate, withdraw, or go apart; separate from the main body and collect in one place; become segregated.
  2. to practice, require, or enforce segregation, esp. racial segregation.
  3. (of allelic genes) to separate during meiosis.
  1. a segregated thing, person, or group.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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