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Word of the Day - Sequestration

Updated: May 25, 2021

Sequestration s iy k w eh s t r ey sh ax n

How to pronounce sequestration
How to pronounce sequestration

Every year on April 22nd we celebrate Climate Day and we talk about words that are particular to this theme. One of the words that comes up is that of carbon sequestration.


The action of taking legal possession of assets until a debt has been paid or other claims met

If such court injunctions are ignored, sequestration of trade union assets will follow

· removal or separation; banishment or exile.

· a withdrawal into seclusion; retirement.

· segregation from others; isolation:

· sequestration of jurors during a trial.

· the sequestering of property.

· confiscation or seizure.

· Chemistry. The combining of metallic ions with a suitable reagent into a stable, soluble complex in order to prevent the ions from combining with a substance with which they would otherwise have formed an insoluble precipitate, from causing interference in a particular reaction, or from acting as undesirable catalysts.

· the trapping of a chemical in the atmosphere or environment and its isolation in a natural or artificial storage area: Carbon sequestration can reduce global warming.

· the process of implementing an automatic cut in government spending across most departments, agencies, etc.: efforts to avoid or delay sequestration.

· an instance of this: An $80 billion sequestration would lead to massive layoffs.

Dictionary Entries near sequestration

First known use

sequestration was first used in the 15th century

Word of the Day - Sequestration
Word of the Day - Sequestration

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