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English definition of “compartmentalize”

compartmentalize

verb [T] uk (UK usually compartmentalise)   /ˌkɒm.pɑːtˈmen.təl.aɪz/ us    /ˌkɑːm.pɑːrtˈmen.t̬əl-/
to separate something into parts and not allow those parts to mix together: His life was carefully compartmentalized, with his work in one city and his social life in another.Isolating and separating
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