Meaning of SEGREGATE in English

I. ˈse-gri-ˌgāt verb

( -gat·ed ; -gat·ing )

Etymology: Latin segregatus, past participle of segregare, from se- apart + greg-, grex herd — more at secede

Date: 1542

transitive verb

1. : to separate or set apart from others or from the general mass : isolate

2. : to cause or force the separation of (as from the rest of society)

intransitive verb

1. : separate , withdraw

2. : to practice or enforce a policy of segregation

3. : to undergo genetic segregation

• seg·re·ga·tive -ˌgā-tiv adjective

II. ˈse-gri-gət, -ˌgāt noun

Date: 1871

: one that is in some respect segregated ; especially : one that differs genetically from the parental line because of genetic segregation

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