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sequester

Definitions


[sɪˈkwɛstə], (Verb)

Definitions:
- isolate or hide away
(e.g: she is sequestered in deepest Dorset)


- form a chelate or other stable compound with (an ion, atom, or molecule) so that it is no longer available for reactions
(e.g: non-precipitating water softeners use complex phosphates to sequester calcium and magnesium ions)


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Origin:
late Middle English: from Old French sequestrer or late Latin sequestrare ‘commit for safekeeping’, from Latin sequester ‘trustee’


[sɪˈkwɛstə], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a general cut in government spending
(e.g: if the budget deal hadn't gone through, there would have been a sequester of at least $100 billion)


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