sequester sequester  /sɪ ˈkwɛ stər/


  1. (v) requisition forcibly, as of enemy property
  2. (v) keep away from others
  3. (v) take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
  4. (v) undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion
  5. (v) set apart from others


  • Without ways to capture the carbon burned in coal and sequester it underground, new plants all but guarantee millions of tons of future carbon emissions and essentially negate efforts to reduce global warming.


  1. Video: Sequester puts strain on firefighters

    The sequester has mandated that $50 million be cut from the Forest Service. This has forced firefighters to be laid off, making this year's early start to fire season even tougher to fight. Carter Evans reports.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: CBS News

  2. IMF Concerned About Sequester’s Economic Impact

    Sequester’s Economic Impact
    on June 15, 2013     Source: FOX Business

  3. Sequester Aware

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns that research funding cuts due to the sequester will harm scientific inquiry , the Washington Post reports.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: GenomeWeb News


  1. "I think to the extent that Canada and the United States can collaborate on ways that we can sequester carbon, capture greenhouse gases before they're emitted into the atmosphere, that's going to be good for everybody," Obama said.
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. Five books are in various stages of completion, and Cerf said he would "deliberately sequester some of the time" freed up by stepping down from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
    on Oct 28, 2007 By: Vinton Cerf Source: Forbes

  3. "This restructured FutureGen approach is an all-around better investment for Americans," says US Energy Secretary Sam Bodman. "Each of these plants will sequester at least one million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually and help meet our...
    on Feb 22, 2008 By: Samuel Bodman Source: Energy Central

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