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segregate

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