also compartmentalise BrE [ˌkɔmpa:t-ˈmentl-aız US kəmˌpa:rt-] v [T]
to divide something into separate areas or groups
Women are better than men at compartmentalizing their lives.
>compartmentalized adj
>compartmentalization [ˌkɔmpa:tˌmentl-aıˈzeıʃən US kəmˌpa:rtmentl-ə-] n [U]

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