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Etymology edit

From Latin sēgregātus, perfect passive participle of sēgregō (I separate), from sē- (apart) + gregō (I flock or group), from grex (flock). Compare gregarious, aggregate.

Pronunciation edit

  • (Adjective):
    • enPR: sĕ'grəgət, IPA(key): /ˈsɛɡɹəɡət/
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  • (Verb):
    • enPR: sĕ'grəgāt, IPA(key): /ˈsɛɡɹəˌɡeɪt/
    • (file)

Adjective edit

segregate (comparative more segregate, superlative most segregate)

  1. Separate; select.
  2. (botany) Separated from others of the same kind.
  3. (geology) Separate from a mass and collected together along lines of fraction.

Verb edit

segregate (third-person singular simple present segregates, present participle segregating, simple past and past participle segregated)

  1. (transitive) To separate, especially by social policies that directly or indirectly keep races or ethnic groups apart.
    • 1959 November, “L.T. and E.R. developments in East London”, in Trains Illustrated, page 529:
      One aim of the reorganisation on both routes is to segregate completely the operation of the District and Tilbury Lines between London and Upminster, removing physical connections between the two.
    • 2015, “Your Love is Incarceration”, in Clutch:
      Throw me in cuffs, no chance of parole / Back in the house, thirty days in the hole / Segregate me from the local population, your love is, uh, incarceration

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Noun edit

segregate (plural segregates)

  1. An entity that is separated in some way from a reference group or entity.
    • 1949, Agriculture Handbook (issue 401, page 171)
      [] to determine whether geographic segregates are discernible.
    • 1987, Stephen A. Tyler, Cognitive Anthropology: Readings, page 49:
      [] the first three segregates are included in a superordinate category at a lower level than that of the segregate ultimately including hawk, horse, and crocodile.

References edit

  • segregate”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.

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Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /se.ɡreˈɡa.te/
  • Rhymes: -ate
  • Hyphenation: se‧gre‧gà‧te

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  1. inflection of segregare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

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Participle edit

segregate f pl

  1. feminine plural of segregato

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  1. second-person plural present active imperative of sēgregō

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  1. second-person singular voseo imperative of segregar combined with te