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compartmentalize

verb [T] (UK usually compartmentalise) uk   /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.
Translations of “compartmentalize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 分隔, 隔開, 劃分…
in Chinese (Simplified) 分隔, 隔开, 划分…
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