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segregateverb [T]

uk   /ˈseɡ.rɪ.ɡeɪt/  us   /ˈseɡ.rə.ɡeɪt/
segregated
adjective uk   /ˈseɡ.rɪ.ɡeɪ.tɪd/  us   /ˈseɡ.rə.ɡeɪ.t̬ɪd/
segregated schools The psychiatric section is segregated (= separated) from the rest of the prison.
segregation
noun [U] uk   /ˌseɡ.rɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌseɡ.rəˈɡeɪ.ʃən/
The system of racial segregation that used to exist in South Africa was called apartheid.
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segregateverb [T]

 us   /ˈseɡ·rɪˌɡeɪt/
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]  us   /ˌseɡ·rɪˈɡeɪ·ʃən/
racial segregation Almost every community has laws prohibiting segregation in housing.
(Definition of segregate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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