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noun 
  1. (usually, in plural) Anything that is sold by itself, especially an article of clothing.
verb (separat, ing)
  1. (transitive) To divide (a thing) into separate parts.
Separate the articles from the headings.
  1. (transitive) To cause (things or people) to be separate.
If the kids get too noisy, them for a few minutes.
  1. (intransitive) To divide itself into separate pieces or substances.
The sauce will if you don't keep stirring.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: scheiden, zich verdelen
  • French: séparer(fr)
  • German: sich trennen, auseinanderfallen
  • Italian: separare(it)
  • Spanish: separar(es)alt=separarse
adjective 
  1. apart, Apart from (the rest); not connected to or attached to (anything else).
This chair can be disassembled into five pieces.
  1. (context, followed by "from") Not together (with); not united (to).
I try to keep my personal life from work.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: gescheiden van
  • French: séparé , séparée
  • German: getrennt, separat
  • Italian: separata(it, separato, m}}, {{t+, it)f
  • Spanish: separado(es)
Etymology: From (term, separatus), perfect passive participle of (term, separare, lang=la, , separate), from (term, sepire), (term, saepire, , enclose, hedge in).


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