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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [see-kwes-trey-shuh n, si-kwes-]
    • /ˌsi kwɛsˈtreɪ ʃən, sɪ kwɛs-/
    • /siːkwesˈtreɪʃn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [see-kwes-trey-shuh n, si-kwes-]
    • /ˌsi kwɛsˈtreɪ ʃən, sɪ kwɛs-/

Definitions of sequestration word

  • noun sequestration removal or separation; banishment or exile. 1
  • noun sequestration a withdrawal into seclusion; retirement. 1
  • noun sequestration segregation from others; isolation: sequestration of jurors during a trial. 1
  • noun sequestration Law. the sequestering of property. confiscation or seizure. 1
  • noun sequestration Chemistry. the combining of metallic ions with a suitable reagent into a stable, soluble complex in order to prevent the ions from combining with a substance with which they would otherwise have formed an insoluble precipitate, from causing interference in a particular reaction, or from acting as undesirable catalysts. 1
  • noun sequestration the trapping of a chemical in the atmosphere or environment and its isolation in a natural or artificial storage area: Carbon sequestration can reduce global warming. 1

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Origin of sequestration

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin sequestrātiōn- (stem of sequestrātiō), equivalent to sequestrāt(us) (past participle of sequestrāre to sequester) + -iōn- -ion

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Parts of speech for Sequestration


sequestration popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 54% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for sequestration

noun sequestration

  • confidentiality — spoken, written, acted on, etc., in strict privacy or secrecy; secret: a confidential remark.
  • lazaretto — a hospital for those affected with contagious diseases, especially leprosy.
  • monkhood — the condition or profession of a monk.
  • confiscation — to seize as forfeited to the public domain; appropriate, by way of penalty, for public use.
  • impounding — to shut up in a pound or other enclosure, as a stray animal.

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