se·ques·tra·tion (sē′kwĭ-strāshən, sĕk′wĭ-)
1. The act or process of sequestering: the sequestration of the jury.
a. The sequestering of property.
b. The writ authorizing such sequestering.
c. The legal process by which such sequestering is accomplished.
3. Chemistry The inhibition or prevention of normal ion behavior by combination with added materials, especially the formation of coordination compounds or chelates of metallic ions.
4. The process of removing a chemical from the environment and sequestering it in an organic or physical structure.
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