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  Definition of sequester
  1. set apart from others; "The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"
  2. keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"
  3. undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion; "The cations were sequestered"
  4. take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"
  5. requisition forcibly, as of enemy property; "the estate was sequestered"
Similar Words: sequestrate, keep apart, set apart, isolate, seclude, withdraw, impound, attach, confiscate, seize

 

Hyponyms: garnishee, garnish, distrain

 

Grouped Verbs: adjourn, withdraw, retire, impound, attach, confiscate, seize

 

Derivational Morphology: withdrawer, withdrawal, segregation, sequestration, seclusion, seizure, confiscation, arrogation, requisition, attachment, impoundment, impounding, internment, poundage

 

 
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