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sequester

noun (n)

  • Sequestration; separation. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • requisition forcibly, as of enemy property (verb.possession)
    Example:
    The estate was sequestered.
    source: wordnet30
  • take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion (verb.change)
    Example:
    The cations were sequestered.
    source: wordnet30
  • keep away from others (verb.change)
    Example:
    He sequestered himself in his study to write a book.
    source: wordnet30
  • set apart from others (verb.change)
    Example:
    The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on.
    source: wordnet30
  • To separate from the owner for a time; to take from parties in controversy and put into the possession of an indifferent person; to seize or take possession of, as property belonging to another, and hold it till the profits have paid the demand for which it is taken, or till the owner has performed the decree of court, or clears himself of contempt; in international law, to confiscate. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To withdraw; to retire. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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