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segregate

verb [T]  /ˈseɡ·rɪˌɡeɪt/ us  
social studies to keep one group of people apart from others because of race, religion, sex, etc.: Most people wouldn’t remember that some ballparks were segregated (= black people were kept apart) in the early years. The boys and girls were segregated into different classes.
segregation
noun [U]  /ˌseɡ·rɪˈɡeɪ·ʃən/ us  
racial segregation Almost every community has laws prohibiting segregation in housing.
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