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SEQUESTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sequester mean? 

SEQUESTER (verb)
  The verb SEQUESTER has 5 senses:

1. requisition forcibly, as of enemy property
2. take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
3. undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion
4. keep away from others
5. set apart from others

  Familiarity information: SEQUESTER used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


SEQUESTER (verb)


Sense 1sequester [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Requisition forcibly, as of enemy property

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

the estate was sequestered

Hypernyms (to "sequester" is one way to...):

take (take into one's possession)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2sequester [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

confiscate; impound; sequester; seize; attach

Context examples:

The FBI seized the drugs / The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment / The police confiscated the stolen artwork

Hypernyms (to "sequester" is one way to...):

take (take into one's possession)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "sequester"):

garnish; garnishee (take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support)

distrain (confiscate by distress)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3sequester [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The cations were sequestered

Hypernyms (to "sequester" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Domain category:

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 4sequester [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Keep away from others

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

seclude; sequestrate; sequester; withdraw

Context example:

He sequestered himself in his study to write a book

Hypernyms (to "sequester" is one way to...):

insulate; isolate (place or set apart)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 5sequester [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Set apart from others

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

keep apart; sequestrate; set apart; isolate; sequester

Context example:

The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on

Hypernyms (to "sequester" is one way to...):

disunite; divide; part; separate (force, take, or pull apart)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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