segregated

adjective

seg·​re·​gat·​ed ˈse-gri-ˌgā-təd How to pronounce segregated (audio)
1
a
: 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 Black patients living in highly segregated neighborhoods are less likely to receive kidneys from live donors. Ruth Umoh, Fortune, 10 Apr. 2024 Her small town was in the heart of the segregated South where there were separate churches for Black and White residents at the time. Rebecca Aizin, Peoplemag, 29 Mar. 2024 And in a way, language kind of captures some of that for us in the way that humans have naturally sort of segregated or divided these into different categories. Quanta Magazine, 28 Mar. 2024 The Santa Monica City Council voted Tuesday to explore compensating the descendants of Silas White, a Black businessman who wanted to renovate an old building on Ocean Avenue into a hotel and beach club for Black patrons in the segregated city. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 22 Mar. 2024 In the segregated South, racial discrimination was a fact of daily life. Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY, 6 Mar. 2024 Their successful case led to segregated schools being repealed in California, and built much of the groundwork to uphold Brown v. Board of Education, experts said. Victoria Ivie, Orange County Register, 31 Jan. 2024 Growing up in the segregated South, Martell had sung R&B and soul music. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 28 Mar. 2024 Attending a segregated school, Foster got as far as the eighth grade before dropping out to pursue his athletic talents. Richard Selcer, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 23 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of segregated was in 1652

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Cite this Entry

“Segregated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/segregated. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

segregated

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