Definition of Sequester in English :

Define Sequester in English

Sequester meaning in English

Meaning of Sequester in English

Pronunciation of Sequester in English

Sequester pronunciation in English

Pronounce Sequester in English


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1. sequester

requisition forcibly, as of enemy property

Example Sentences:
'the estate was sequestered'

2. attach, confiscate, impound, seize, sequester

take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

Example Sentences:
'The FBI seized the drugs'
'The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment'
'The police confiscated the stolen artwork'

3. sequester

undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion

Example Sentences:
'The cations were sequestered'

4. seclude, sequester, sequestrate, withdraw

keep away from others

Example Sentences:
'He sequestered himself in his study to write a book'

5. isolate, keep apart, sequester, sequestrate, set apart

set apart from others

Example Sentences:
'The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (transitive)
to remove or separate
2. (usually passive)
to retire into seclusion
3. law
to take (property) temporarily out of the possession of its owner, esp until the claims of creditors are satisfied or a court order is complied with
4. international law
to requisition or appropriate (enemy property)

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see synonyms of sequester
verb transitive
to set off or apart; separate; segregate; often, to segregate or isolate (the jury) during a trial
to take and hold (property) by judicial authority, for safekeeping or as security, until a legal dispute is resolved
to take over; confiscate; seize, esp. by authority
to withdraw; seclude
often used reflexively

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see synonyms of sequester
v. se·ques·tered, se·ques·ter·ing, se·ques·ters
1. To remove or set apart; segregate or hide: "Some of the actors ... found it disturbing that the director was sequestered in an off-stage control booth" (Gene D. Phillips). See Synonyms at isolate.
2. To cause to withdraw into seclusion: students who sequester themselves in libraries.
3. To remove or isolate (a chemical, often a gas) from an environment by incorporation, mixing, or insertion under pressure: plants that sequester toxins from wetlands; plans to sequester carbon dioxide produced by a power plant by injection into an underground aquifer.
a. Law To take temporary possession of (property) as security against legal claims.
b. To requisition and confiscate (enemy property).
To undergo sequestration.

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