HyperDic: sequester

English > 5 senses of the word sequester:
VERBpossessionsequesterrequisition forcibly, as of enemy property
possessionsequester, impound, attach, confiscate, seizetake temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
changesequesterundergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion
changesequester, seclude, sequestrate, withdrawkeep away from others
changesequester, sequestrate, keep apart, set apart, isolateset apart from others
sequester > pronunciation
Soundssihkweh'ster
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > sequester: 5 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningrequisition forcibly, as of enemy property.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"the estate was sequestered"
BroadertakeTake into one's possession
Similar toimpound, attach, sequester, confiscate, seizeTake temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
English > sequester: 5 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningTake temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsimpound, attach, confiscate, seize
NarrowercondemnAppropriate (property) for public use
distrainconfiscate by distress
garnishee, garnishTake a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support
BroadertakeTake into one's possession
Similar tosequesterrequisition forcibly, as of enemy property
Spanishapoderar, capturar, confiscar, decomisar, embargar, incautarse, incautar, intervenir, secuestrar
Catalanapoderar, capturar, comissar, confiscar, decomissar, embargar, incautar, intervenir
Nounssequestrationseizing property that belongs to someone else and holding it until profits / profits pay the demand for which it was seized
English > sequester: 5 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningUndergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The cations were sequestered"
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Nounssequestrationthe action of forming a chelate or other stable compound with an ion or atom or molecule so that it is no longer available for reactions
English > sequester: 5 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningKeep away from others.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"
Synonymsseclude, sequestrate, withdraw
NarrowerloseWithdraw, as from reality
Broaderisolate, insulateplace or set apart
Similar toadjourn, withdraw, retirebreak from a meeting or gathering
Spanishrecluirse, retirarse
Catalanaïllar, apartar, isolar-se, recloure, retirar
Nounssequestrationthe act of segregating or sequestering
English > sequester: 5 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningset apart from others.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"
Synonymssequestrate, keep apart, set apart, isolate
Broaderseparate, disunite, divide, partForce, take, or pull apart
Spanishaislar, mantener aislado, poner aparte, segregar, separar
Catalanaïllar, isolar, separar

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