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sequester

se·ques·ter

sequester

 
 
pronunciation:
sih kwes tr
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sequestered, sequestering, sequesters
definition 1: to remove into protection and isolation; seclude.
He sequestered himself to avoid publicity.
similar words:
cloister
definition 2: to confiscate and hold under restricted access.
derivation: sequestrable (adj.)