segregated

Segregated means separated. Some people think it’s a good idea to keep boys and girls segregated — or separated from each other — at school. Others believe that boys and girls should learn in the same classrooms.

One person can be segregated from a group, as when a sick person is kept in isolation so others don’t become infected. Whole groups of people can also be segregated from each other. Since the late 1800s, segregated has been used in reference to the forced exclusion of African Americans from places where only whites were allowed, including schools, movie theaters, and train cars. The Latin root is segregare, "separated from the flock."

DEFINITIONS OF: segregated

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adj separated or isolated from others or a main group

“a segregated school system”
“a segregated neighborhood”
Synonyms:
unintegrated
isolated, quarantined
under forced isolation especially for health reasons
separate
separated according to race, sex, class, or religion
sequestered
kept separate and secluded
lily-white, white
restricted to whites only
separate
independent; not united or joint
divided
separated into parts or pieces
Antonyms:
integrated
not segregated; designated as available to all races or groups
co-ed, coeducational
attended by members of both sexes
desegrated, nonsegregated, unsegregated
rid of segregation; having had segregation ended
interracial, mixed
involving or composed of different races
mainstreamed
(of the handicapped) placed in regular school classes
integrative
combining and coordinating diverse elements into a whole
joint
united or combined
united
characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity
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