segregated

adjective
seg·​re·​gat·​ed | \ ˈse-gri-ˌgā-təd How to pronounce segregated (audio) \

Definition of segregated

1a : set apart or separated from others of the same kind or group a segregated account in a bank
b : divided in facilities or administered separately for members of different groups or races segregated education
c : restricted to members of one group or one race by a policy of segregation segregated schools
2 : practicing or maintaining segregation especially of races segregated states

Examples of segregated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And it’s this kind of social capital that has decreased as the country has become more segregated by class. New York Times, 1 Aug. 2022 Sixty-two years ago, four Black college students staged a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. Kendall Ross, ABC News, 25 July 2022 Parents and students organized walkouts to denounce the town’s segregated school system and the lack of Chicano political representation. Palabra, al, 7 June 2022 As of Saturday, the segregated system that effectively turned Beijing into two cities — one sequestered, one proceeding very much as normal — had produced only 463 positive tests among thousands of visitors entering the bubble since Jan. 23. Ted Anthony, ajc, 21 Feb. 2022 As of Saturday, the segregated system that effectively turned Beijing into two cities — one sequestered, one proceeding very much as normal — had produced only 463 positive tests among thousands of visitors entering the bubble since January 23. CBS News, 20 Feb. 2022 As of Saturday, the segregated system that effectively turned Beijing into two cities — one sequestered, one proceeding very much as normal — had produced only 463 positive tests among thousands of visitors entering the bubble since Jan. 23. Ted Anthony, chicagotribune.com, 20 Feb. 2022 The middle-class Jewish couple living in Brooklyn had also tried adopting, but the endeavor proved futile in 1940s New York because of a segregated system in which Jewish families could only adopt babies of the same religion. Washington Post, 9 Feb. 2022 But today, the economic and social costs of a segregated system are seen as a roadblock to China’s overarching goal of building an urbanized, advanced, consumer economy that is less reliant on exports. Ann Scott Tyson, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of segregated

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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6 Aug 2022

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“Segregated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/segregated. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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