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Memorize and Learn the Usage of the Word: SEQUESTER

Sequester (Verb)

Sentence with Context:

The New York District attorney leading the prosecution of Weinstein, Joan Illuzzi, was joined by several prominent news outlets in objecting to a defense demand that the jury pool be sequestered when they are subjected to individual questioning by legal teams this week.

Source: www.theguardian.com

But both public and private efforts haven’t stopped global temperatures from rising. Now, a growing number of scientists and innovators are arguing that we need to look at new ways to prevent more manmade CO2 from escaping into the atmosphere. Brent Constantz, CEO of building materials company Blue Planet, says he has a good solution: sequestering waste carbon dioxide into manmade limestone.

Source: www.theguardian.com

The New Orleans Saints are renting out four floors of a French Quarter hotel to create an optional “sequester” for players and staff beginning Wednesday.

Source: www.theguardian.pe.ca

(Note: In the last sentence, the word “Sequester” has been used as a noun, meaning “Quarantine“. Click here to know the meaning of “Quarantine”.)

Meaning: To set apart; Isolate oneself; Hide oneself away; Segregate; Seclude; Withdraw; Separate


Segregate; Seclude; Withdraw; Separate; Insulate ; Quarantine


Desegregate; Integrate; Reintegrate

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

Imagine a mighty warrior secluding herself in her living quarters from others in her village before she goes out seeking quests. Thus, remember the word “Sequester” as a combination of Seclusion Quarters + Seek Quest. Remember thus.

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