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sequester

 [se-kwes´ter]
1. to detach or separate abnormally a small portion from the whole.
2. to isolate a portion of a chemical system by chelation or other means; see also sequestrant.

sequester

/se·ques·ter/ (se-kwes´ter)
1. to detach or separate abnormally a small portion from the whole. See sequestration and sequestrum.
2. to isolate a constituent of a chemical system by chelation or other means.

sequester

[sikwes′tər]
Etymology: L, sequestare, to lay aside
to detach, separate, or isolate, such as patient sequestration to prevent the spread of an infection.

sequester,

v 1. to detach, separate, or isolate. A patient might be sequestered to prevent the spread of an infection.
2. the isolation of a jury during the conduct of a trial.

sequester

to detach or separate abnormally a small portion from the whole.
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