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Meaning of sequestration

se•ques•tra•tion

Pronunciation: (sē"kwes-trā'shun, si-kwes-), [key]
— n.
  1. removal or separation; banishment or exile.
  2. a withdrawal into seclusion; retirement.
    1. the sequestering of property.
    2. confiscation or seizure.
  3. the combining of metallic ions with a suitable reagent into a stable, soluble complex in order to prevent the ions from combining with a substance with which they would otherwise have formed an insoluble precipitate, from causing interference in a particular reaction, or from acting as undesirable catalysts.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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