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 How could the schools in a city dominated by the left and led by Mayor Bill de Blasio, a progressive standard-bearer, be more segregated than those in states where Jim Crow laws once reigned and Confederate monuments still stand? Eva Moskowitz, WSJ, 12 Apr. 2021 Chicago, perhaps the most segregated city in the U.S., was a ground zero for the war on drugs; for decades, whole swaths of the city had been torn apart by draconian drug laws that seemed to apply only to black residents. Ryan Bort, Rolling Stone, 20 Apr. 2021 Last year, in a report that renewed calls for reparations to be paid to Tulsa’s massacre survivors and their descendants, Human Rights Watch painted a sobering picture of what remains a segregated city. Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Mar. 2021 Finally, Montgomery comes in at number nine for most segregated city in America. Tandra Smith |, al, 23 Feb. 2021 One of the best things is that Pine Bluff's old-line leadership is now working well with Black leaders in what was once among the state's most segregated cities. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, 21 Feb. 2021 Gadsden was walking around Birmingham, Alabama—then the most segregated city in the United States—when his curiosity drew him near the crowds of a protest organized by Martin Luther King Jr. Myles Poydras, The Atlantic, 31 Dec. 2020 Austin is one of the most economically segregated cities in the country, according to a 2015 analysis by the Martin Prosperity Institute, then part of the University of Toronto. Elizabeth Findell, WSJ, 27 Dec. 2020 In 1956, when the interstate highway act passed, Phoenix was a segregated city. Taylor Seely, The Arizona Republic, 19 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of segregated

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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7 Jun 2021

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“Segregated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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