1. sequestration; separation
2. (law) A person with whom two or more contending parties deposit the subject matter of the controversy; one who mediates between two parties; a referee.
3. (medicine) A sequestrum.
1. requisition forcibly, as of enemy property
- the estate was sequestered
2. take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
3. undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion
- The cations were sequestered
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4. keep away from others
- He sequestered himself in his study to write a book
5. set apart from others
- The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on
Sentences with sequester as a verb:
- The jury was sequestered from the press by the judge's order.
- The coal burning plant was ordered to sequester its CO2 emissions.
- The Budget Control Act of 2011 sequestered 1.2 trillion dollars over 10 years on January 2, 2013.