- removal or separation; banishment or exile.
- a withdrawal into seclusion; retirement.
- segregation from others; isolation: sequestration of jurors during a trial.
- Law. 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.
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