verb (separat, ing)
- (usually, in plural) Anything that is sold by itself, especially an article of clothing.
- (transitive) To divide (a thing) into separate parts.
- Separate the articles from the headings.
- (transitive) To cause (things or people) to be separate.
- If the kids get too noisy, them for a few minutes.
- (intransitive) To divide itself into separate pieces or substances.
- The sauce will if you don't keep stirring.
- apart, Apart from (the rest); not connected to or attached to (anything else).
Etymology: From (term, separatus), perfect passive participle of (term, separare, lang=la, , separate), from (term, sepire), (term, saepire, , enclose, hedge in).
- This chair can be disassembled into five pieces.
- (context, followed by "from") Not together (with); not united (to).
- I try to keep my personal life from work.
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