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se·ques·tra·tion  audio  (skw-strshn, skw-) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. The act of sequestering; segregation.
  2. Law
    1. Seizure of property.
    2. A writ authorizing seizure of property.
  3. Chemistry The inhibition or prevention of normal ion behavior by combination with added materials, especially the prevention of metallic ion precipitation from solution by formation of a coordination compound with a phosphate.



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