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sequestered adj
1 providing privacy or seclusion; "the cloistered academic world of books"; "sat close together in the sequestered pergola"; "sitting under the reclusive calm of a shade tree"; "a secluded romantic spot" [syn: cloistered, reclusive, secluded]
2 kept separate and secluded; "a sequestered jury"

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  1. past of sequester

Extensive Definition

The term sequestration can have different meanings according to the context.
  • Sequestration (law), the act of seizing property from the owner under process of law for the benefit of creditors or the state


In biochemistry, the term "sequestration" is used to indicate that a compound or metabolite is locked away so as to not to be readily available. 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 tree/to leave or isolate form.

Climate change

With regard to climate change, the term "sequestration" denotes a technique for the permanent storage of carbon dioxide or other IR active compounds so they will not be released to the atmosphere where they would contribute to the greenhouse gas effect.

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