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sequestration (chemistry)

Definition:

the action of forming a chelate or other stable compound with an ion, atom, or molecule so that it's no longer available for reactions

Class:

process noun (natural processes)

Related to:

sequester

Plural:

sequestrations

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Middle English sequestracion from Middle French from Late Latin sequestratio
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of sequestration...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

sequestration

the act of sequestering or state of being sequestered | [law] the sequestering of property | [chemistry] the effective removal of ions from a solution ... (23 of 360 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sequestration

Britannica Encyclopedia:

sequestration [law]

in its broadest legal sense, the removal of property from a person in possession of the property. In international law, sequestration denotes the ... (23 of 204 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/535230​/sequestration

Wikipedia:

Sequestration [disambiguation] | sequester

may refer to: Sequestration (law), the seizure of property for creditors or the state | Jury sequestration, the isolation of a jury | Bankruptcy, in Scottish law | Budget sequestration, U.S. legal procedure in which automatic spending cuts are... (36 of 160 words, 13 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Sequestration

Merriam-Webster:

sequestration | aloneness [synonym, sense-specific] | insulation [synonym, sense-specific] | privacy [synonym, sense-specific] | secludedness [synonym, sense-specific] | seclusion [synonym, sense-specific] | segregation [synonym, sense-specific] | separateness [synonym, sense-specific] | isolation [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the act of sequestering; the state of being sequestered | a legal writ authorizing a sheriff or commissioner to take into custody the property of a ... (25 of 149 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sequestration

Random House Dictionary:

sequestration

removal or separation; banishment or exile. | a withdrawal into seclusion; retirement. | [law] ; the sequestering of property. ; confiscation or ... (20 of 79 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/sequestration

New World Dictionary:

sequestration

a sequestering or being sequestered; seclusion; separation | the taking and holding of property pending resolution of a legal dispute ; confiscation ... (21 of 67 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

sequestration

The act of sequestering; segregation. | [law] ; Seizure of property. | A writ authorizing seizure of property. | [chemistry] The inhibition or ... (20 of 52 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

sequestration

the action of sequestrating or taking legal possession of assets | the action of chemically sequestering a substance (17 of 50 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sequestration

Macmillan British Dictionary:

sequestrate [transitive, law] | sequestration [singular] | sequestrations [plural] | sequestrated [past tense] | sequestrating [present participle] | sequestrates [3rd-person singular present]

to take someone's property away from them until they pay the money that they owe (15 of 49 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/sequestrate

Wiktionary:

sequestration | sequestrations [plural]

The process or act of sequestering. (medicine) Protective sequestration: quarantine measures to contain infection among the population. (17 of 28 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sequestration

Cambridge Dictionary:

sequester [entry 1, law] | sequestrate | sequestration [noun, law, derived]

to take temporary possession of someone's property until they have paid back the money that they owe or until they have obeyed a court order (25 of 41 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sequester 1

sequester [entry 2, United States, law] | sequestration [noun, law, derived]

to keep a jury together in a place so that they cannot discuss the case with other people or read or hear news reports about it (26 of 42 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sequester 2

Encarta Dictionary:

sequestration | sequestrations [plural]

the act or process of legally confiscating somebody's property temporarily ... | the seizing of an enemy's property, or the fact or process of being ... (24 of 121 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861717972​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

New World Dictionary:

sequestration

Origin: Middle English sequestracion from Middle French from Late Latin sequestratio

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sequestration

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

sequestration

Audio: British English pronunciation of "sequestration"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sequestration

Macmillan British Dictionary:

sequestrate [transitive, law] | sequestration [singular] | sequestrations [plural] | sequestrated [past tense] | sequestrating [present participle] | sequestrates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "sequestration"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/sequestrate

Macmillan American Dictionary:

sequestrate [transitive, law] | sequestration [singular] | sequestrations [plural] | sequestrated [past tense] | sequestrating [present participle] | sequestrates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sequestration"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/sequestrate

Cambridge Dictionary:

sequester [entry 2, United States, law]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "sequestration"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "sequestration"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sequester 2

the Free Dictionary:

sequestration

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "sequestration"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "sequestration"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "sequestration" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/sequestration

Google Dictionary:

sequestration | sequestrations [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "sequestration"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

sequestration

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sequestration"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=seques​04 word=sequestration

YourDictionary Audio:

sequestration

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "sequestration" by speech synthesizer

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