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

Derived forms: sequestered, sequestering, sequesters

Type of: change, disunite, divide, insulate, isolate, part, separate, take

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