(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: possession, take

2. take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

Similar word(s): attach, confiscate, impound, seize

Definition categories: possession, take

3. undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion

- The cations were sequestered

Definition categories: change

4. keep away from others

- He sequestered himself in his study to write a book

Similar word(s): seclude, sequestrate, withdraw

Definition categories: change, insulate, isolate

5. set apart from others

- The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on

Similar word(s): isolate, sequestrate

Definition categories: change, disunite, divide, part, separate

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.