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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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