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English noun: segregate

1. segregate (person) someone who is or has been segregated

Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

English verb: segregate

1. segregate (social) separate by race or religion; practice a policy of racial segregation

SamplesThis neighborhood is segregated.
We don't segregate in this county.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)discriminate, separate, single out

Antonymsdesegregate, integrate, mix

2. segregate (contact) divide from the main body or mass and collect

SamplesMany towns segregated into new counties.
Experiments show clearly that genes segregate.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)divide, part, separate

3. segregate (change) separate or isolate (one thing) from another and place in a group apart from others

SamplesThe sun segregates the carbon.
Large mining claims are segregated into smaller claims.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)insulate, isolate

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