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Definition of segregate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they segregate
    he / she / it segregates
    past simple segregated
    -ing form segregating
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  1. 1segregate somebody (from somebody) to separate people of different races, religions, or sexes and treat them in a different way a culture in which women are segregated from men Whites and blacks were segregated into different parts of town. a racially segregated community a segregated school (= one for students of one race or religion only) opposite integrate
  2. 2segregate something (from something) to keep one thing separate from another In all our restaurants, smoking and non-smoking areas are segregated from each other.
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