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"segregate" in British English

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segregateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈseɡ.rɪ.ɡeɪt/
to ​keep one ​group of ​peopleapart from another and ​treat them ​differently, ​especially because of ​race or ​sex: a segregated ​school/​society Blacks were segregated fromwhites in every ​area of ​life. to ​keep one thing ​separate from another: The ​systems will have to be ​able to segregate ​clients' ​money from the firm's own ​cash.
segregated
adjective uk   /-ɡeɪ.tɪd/  us   /-ɡeɪ.t̬ɪd/
segregated ​schools The ​psychiatricsection is segregated (= ​separated) from the ​rest of the ​prison.
segregation
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌseɡ.rɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/
The ​system of racial segregation that used to ​exist in ​SouthAfrica was called ​apartheid.
(Definition of segregate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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segregateverb [T]

 us   /ˈseɡ·rɪˌɡeɪt/
social studies to ​keep one ​group of ​peopleapart from ​others because of ​race, ​religion, ​sex, etc.: Most ​people wouldn’t ​remember that some ​ballparks were segregated (= ​blackpeople were ​keptapart) 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 ​lawsprohibiting segregation in ​housing.
(Definition of segregate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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