segregate

[ verb seg-ri-geyt; noun seg-ri-git, -geyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF segregate
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEGREGATE

In the society of weeds there is this tendency to segregate, quite as in human society.

He had failed to segregate the men from the women in the provincial prison.

Then again, New York grew too rapidly to segregate any race.

The ommatidium is from the first segregate and consists of few cells.

We could not segregate the sick, nor could we care for them.

They did not segregate into a parlor class and a kitchen class.

Short of use made of them, they tend to segregate into a peculiar world of their own.

No attempt is made to segregate the entries by year, since we are interested in the total, not the annual increment.

It shows in Scorpio and Limulus a tendency to segregate into minor groups or “ommatidia.”

I would not segregate them, because I respect a man's free-will and his front-door and his right to be tried by his peers.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Latin segregatus, past participle of segregare "set apart, lay aside; isolate; divide," literally "separate from the flock," from *se gregare, from se "apart from" (see secret (n.)) + grege, ablative of grex "herd, flock" (see gregarious). Originally often with reference to the religious notion of separating the flock of the godly from sinners. In modern social context, "to force or enforce racial separation and exclusion," 1908. Related: Segregated; segregating.

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