Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: sequester
IPA transcription: [sɪkw'ɛstɚ]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: sequester, sequestrate, keep_apart, set_apart, isolate
    Meaning: set apart from others; "The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"
  • Synonyms: seclude, sequester, sequestrate, withdraw
    Meaning: keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"
  • Synonyms: sequester
    Meaning: undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion; "The cations were sequestered"
  • Synonyms: impound, attach, sequester, confiscate, seize
    Meaning: 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"
  • Synonyms: sequester
    Meaning: requisition forcibly, as of enemy property; "the estate was sequestered"
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