seg·​re·​gat·​ed | \ ˈse-gri-ˌgā-təd \

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

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The latter were sequestered from view and segregated in living quarters known as the zenana. Sharmila Mukherjee, The Seattle Times, "SAM’s ‘Peacock in the Desert’ opens the doors of our perception to the marvelous," 2 Jan. 2019 Black would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids and school children could not be thought about evolution. Fox News, "Reps. Meadows, Jordan call on Rosenstein to testify," 27 Sep. 2018 In many other countries, medical and dental care likewise are segregated systems. David Tuller, CNN, "When is dentistry not medicine? When insurance is involved," 28 May 2018 In many other countries, medical and dental care likewise are segregated systems. Washington Post, "When Is Insurance Not Really Insurance? When You Need Pricey Dental Care.," 22 May 2018 To choice advocates, this separation of available school options from segregated housing systems is a key feature. Matt Barnum, The Atlantic, "School Choice May Be Accelerating Gentrification," 19 Mar. 2018 In addition, the report found that areas with greater devaluation are more segregated and produce less upward mobility for black children. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Homes owned by black Americans undervalued by billions, says report," 27 Nov. 2018 And crucially, its popularity pushed FM radio stations and MTV to give equal time to black entertainers alongside white artists, on what had been until then tacitly segregated outlets. Aja Romano, Vox, "Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” is the eternal Halloween bop — and so much more," 31 Oct. 2018 Meanwhile, 70 percent of transgender people have experienced verbal assault in a situation regarding gender segregated bathrooms, and 10 percent have experienced physical assault. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Transgender Women Are Women. Transgender Men Are Men.," 23 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of segregated

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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