Sep"a*ra`tor (?), n. [L.]
One who, or that which, separates.
Specifically: (a) Steam Boilers
A device for depriving steam of particles of water mixed with it
. (b) Mining
An apparatus for sorting pulverized ores into grades, or separating them from gangue
. (c) Weaving
An instrument used for spreading apart the threads of the warp in the loom, etc.
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