Verb: sequester si'kwe-stu(r)
- Keep away from others
"He sequestered himself in his study to write a book";
- seclude, sequestrate, withdraw
- Set apart from others
"The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on";
- sequestrate, keep apart, set apart, isolate
- Requisition forcibly, as of enemy property
"the estate was sequestered"
- Take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
"The customs agents sequestered the illegal shipment";
- impound, attach, confiscate, seize, sequestrate
- (chemistry) undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion
"The cations were sequestered"
Derived forms: sequestering, sequestered, sequesters
Type of: change, disunite, divide, insulate, isolate, part, separate, take