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Noun: sequestration  ,see-kwus'trey-shun or ,see,kwes'trey-shun
  1. The act of segregating or sequestering
    "sequestration of the jury";
    - segregation
  2. The action of forming a chelate or other stable compound with an ion or atom or molecule so that it is no longer available for reactions
  3. (law) a writ that authorizes the seizure of property
  4. Seizing property that belongs to someone else and holding it until profits pay the demand for which it was seized
    - requisition
  5. The process of capture and long-term storage of carbon dioxide, either from the atmosphere or directly from the point of production (e.g. carbon capture and storage)
    - carbon sequestration

Derived forms: sequestrations

Type of: appropriation, chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, judicial writ, separation, writ

Encyclopedia: Sequestration