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se·ques·ter

 (sĭ-kwĕs′tər)
v. se·ques·tered, se·ques·ter·ing, se·ques·ters
v.tr.
1. To remove or set apart; segregate or hide: "Some of the actors ... found it disturbing that the director was sequestered in an off-stage control booth" (Gene D. Phillips). See Synonyms at isolate.
2. To cause to withdraw into seclusion: students who sequester themselves in libraries.
3. To remove or isolate (a chemical, often a gas) from an environment by incorporation, mixing, or insertion under pressure: plants that sequester toxins from wetlands; plans to sequester carbon dioxide produced by a power plant by injection into an underground aquifer.
4.
a. Law To take temporary possession of (property) as security against legal claims.
b. To requisition and confiscate (enemy property).
v.intr. Chemistry
To undergo sequestration.

[Middle English sequestren, from Old French, from Latin sequestrāre, to give up for safekeeping, from Latin sequester, depositary, trustee; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

sequester

(sɪˈkwɛstə)
vb (tr)
1. to remove or separate
2. (usually passive) to retire into seclusion
3. (Law) law to take (property) temporarily out of the possession of its owner, esp until the claims of creditors are satisfied or a court order is complied with
4. (Law) international law to requisition or appropriate (enemy property)
[C14: from Late Latin sequestrāre to surrender for safekeeping, from Latin sequester a trustee]
seˈquestrable adj

se•ques•ter

(sɪˈkwɛs tər)

v.t.
1. to remove or withdraw into solitude or retirement.
2. to remove or separate.
3. to seize and hold (property) until legal claims are satisfied.
4. to seize, hold, and control (enemy property).
n.
5. an act or instance of sequestering.
6. an across-the-board cut in government spending.
[1350–1400; < Latin sequestrāre to put in hands of a trustee]
se•ques′tra•ble, adj.

sequester


Past participle: sequestered
Gerund: sequestering

Imperative
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Present
I sequester
you sequester
he/she/it sequesters
we sequester
you sequester
they sequester
Preterite
I sequestered
you sequestered
he/she/it sequestered
we sequestered
you sequestered
they sequestered
Present Continuous
I am sequestering
you are sequestering
he/she/it is sequestering
we are sequestering
you are sequestering
they are sequestering
Present Perfect
I have sequestered
you have sequestered
he/she/it has sequestered
we have sequestered
you have sequestered
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Past Continuous
I was sequestering
you were sequestering
he/she/it was sequestering
we were sequestering
you were sequestering
they were sequestering
Past Perfect
I had sequestered
you had sequestered
he/she/it had sequestered
we had sequestered
you had sequestered
they had sequestered
Future
I will sequester
you will sequester
he/she/it will sequester
we will sequester
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Future Perfect
I will have sequestered
you will have sequestered
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Future Continuous
I will be sequestering
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he/she/it will be sequestering
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you will be sequestering
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sequestering
you have been sequestering
he/she/it has been sequestering
we have been sequestering
you have been sequestering
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sequestering
you will have been sequestering
he/she/it will have been sequestering
we will have been sequestering
you will have been sequestering
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sequestering
you had been sequestering
he/she/it had been sequestering
we had been sequestering
you had been sequestering
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Conditional
I would sequester
you would sequester
he/she/it would sequester
we would sequester
you would sequester
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Past Conditional
I would have sequestered
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we would have sequestered
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they would have sequestered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.sequester - requisition forcibly, as of enemy property; "the estate was sequestered"
take - take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
confiscate, impound, sequester, seize, attach - take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"
2.sequester - take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authoritysequester - take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"
take - take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
condemn - appropriate (property) for public use; "the county condemned the land to build a highway"
sequester - requisition forcibly, as of enemy property; "the estate was sequestered"
garnish, garnishee - take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support; "His employer garnished his wages in order to pay his debt"
distrain - confiscate by distress
3.sequester - undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion; "The cations were sequestered"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
4.sequester - keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"
isolate, insulate - place or set apart; "They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates"
adjourn, retire, withdraw - break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library"
5.sequester - set apart from others; "The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"
disunite, separate, part, divide - force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"

sequester

verb
2. isolate, cut off, seclude, retire, withdraw, set apart, shut away This jury is expected to be sequestered for at least two months.

sequester

verb
1. To put into solitude:
2. To set apart from a group:
Translations
sekvestrere

sequester

[sɪˈkwestəʳ] VT
1. (= isolate, shut up) → aislar
2. (Jur) [+ property] → secuestrar, confiscar

sequester

vt
(liter: = isolate) → abkapseln
(Jur) = sequestrate

sequester

[sɪˈkwɛstəʳ] vt (Law) (property) → sequestrare, confiscare

se·ques·ter

v. secuestrar, aislar.
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