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Segregate   /sˈɛgrəgˌeɪt/   Listen

(past & past part. segregated; pres. part. segregating)
Separate by race or religion; practice a policy of racial segregation.  "We don't segregate in this county"
Divide from the main body or mass and collect.  "Experiments show clearly that genes segregate"
Separate or isolate (one thing) from another and place in a group apart from others.  "Large mining claims are segregated into smaller claims"

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"Segregate" Quotes from Famous Books

... united in a small group of species remarkable for the form and texture of their cones, for a peculiar seed-release and for the vigor and rapidity of their growth. It is possible, with the assistance of other characters, to segregate these species in three groups in which the affinities are respected and the general trend ...
— The Genus Pinus • George Russell Shaw

... foster animosity towards the whites which may eventually lead to open war, but this fear seems to have no ground in reason, because it is not proposed, nor, indeed, would it be physically possible, to segregate the Natives by themselves in one great area. On the contrary, it is proposed to dispose of the Natives, as far as possible, according to present geographical and tribal conditions, in several and separate territories, so that race-consolidation of a kind inimical to the whites will naturally ...
— The Black Man's Place in South Africa • Peter Nielsen

... only 105,465—the merest handful among our scores of millions of people. The objections that they are addicted to gambling and immorality, that they come only for temporary mercenary purposes and that they do not become members of the body politic but segregate themselves in special communities, might be urged with equal justice by the Chinese against the foreign communities in the port cities of China. Segregating themselves, indeed! How can the Chinese help themselves, when they are not allowed ...
— An Inevitable Awakening • ARTHUR JUDSON BROWN

... dealing with situations of experience. Till they are applied in these situations they lack full point and reality. Only application tests them, and only testing confers full meaning and a sense of their reality. Short of use made of them, they tend to segregate into a peculiar world of their own. It may be seriously questioned whether the philosophies (to which reference has been made in section 2 of chapter X) which isolate mind and set it over against the world did not have their origin in the fact that the reflective ...
— Democracy and Education • John Dewey

Words linked to "Segregate" :   separate, discriminate, desegregate, soul, someone, person, divide, segregator, individual, mortal, insulate, somebody, part, single out, segregation, isolate

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