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Physical BarrierPlay
Segregate often implies the use of physical barriers to keep groups apart. SlideThe cafeteria is segregated into two zones by a glass partition.
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Negative ConnotationPlay
'Segregate' can imply unfair treatment when used for separating people. SlideEmployees felt segregated by the new office policy that seemed discriminatory.
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Not InterchangeablePlay
Avoid substituting 'segregate' for 'separate'. It is more specific and often deliberate. SlideThe event did not segregate attendees by ticket type.