segregate


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

segregate

(sĕg′rĭ-gāt′)
v. segre·gated, segre·gating, segre·gates
v.tr.
To separate or isolate from others or from a main body or group.
v.intr.
1. To become separated or distinguished: animals that segregate into male and female herds when not in mating season.
2. Genetics To undergo genetic segregation.
adj. (-gĭt, -gāt′)
Separated; isolated.
n. (-gĭt, -gāt′)
1. One that is or has been segregated.
2. Genetics See segregant.

seg′re·ga′tive adj.
seg′re·ga′tor n.
References in periodicals archive ?
Dubai Municipality's goal is to always segregate waste from the source.
They told us how we have to segregate waste, but the problem is that the collection vans do not come everyday," said Hassan Mohammad Sabat.
The Municipality also started an experimental initiative to segregate recyclable and organic wastes at source by collecting it directly from houses placing separate waste bins for each item in collaboration with the private sector companies starting from this March.
Several campuses have announced plans to segregate only freshman classes this fall and to phase in total segregation over four years.
Margaret Cole, the FSA director of enforcement and financial crime, said the penalty sent out "a strong message" to f i rms to segregate client money.
Metallic and semi-conductor nanotubes segregate because they attract different loads of surfactant molecules, the scientists speculate.
The district dropped plans to segregate the middle schools by sex only a day after the suit was filed.
She told me all she could say was that individual institutions may segregate inmates for several reasons, including misbehavior, pending investigation, and before transferral to another institution.
With one dominant gene for resistance, all of the segregating families will segregate 3R:1S.
A very powerful security feature of a switched fabric is the ability to segregate switch ports into self-contained zones.
Long term care facilities] do tend to segregate old people from the rest of us.