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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

to detach or separate abnormally a small portion from the whole.
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One hectare can contain 50 tonnes of living microorganisms [that are sequestering carbon].
The 2 community mitigation strategies modeled were school closings with home sequestering of children and teenagers [less than or equal to] 18 years of age (hereafter called child sequestering) and home sequestering of all community members (hereafter called community sequestering).
Control scenarios are an unmitigated base case (epidemics without mitigation strategies implemented) or continuation of strategies for the epidemic duration (child sequestering or community sequestering implemented at the 10-diagnosed case trigger and ended when the last incident case is recovered or dead).
Meanwhile, utility companies are allowed the privilege to deregulate--a national trend right now--provided they increase the amount of alternative energy in the state's power grid and pay farmers for sequestering the carbon they emit.
We expect farmers to gain with a new crop, with sequestering payments, with using their land as the platform where we generate power," Osterberg says.
Even if successful at sequestering carbon, fertilizing the ocean could have unintended consequences.
Few companies today are willing to take on the extra expense of separating and sequestering carbon dioxide, but researchers are working on techniques to boost the efficiency of the process and lessen its cost (see sidebar).