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segregate

verb [T]     /ˈseɡ.rɪ.ɡeɪt/
to keep one group of people apart from another and treat them differently , especially because of race or sex : a segregated school / society Blacks were segregated from whites in every area of life .Isolating and separating to keep one thing separate from another: The systems will have to be able to segregate clients ' money from the firm's own cash .Isolating and separating segregated     /-ɡeɪ.tɪd/ US  /-ɡeɪ.t̬ɪd/ adjective segregated schools The psychiatric section is segregated (= separated ) from the rest of the prison .Separateness and isolation in spaceAlone segregation     /ˌseɡ.rɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] The system of racial segregation that used to exist in South Africa was called apartheid .Separateness and isolation in spaceAlone
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