Sep"a*rate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Separated (); p. pr. & vb. n. Separating.] [L. separatus, p. p. of separare to separate; pfref. se- aside + parare to make ready, prepare. See Parade, and cf. Sever.]


To disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part in any manner.

From the fine gold I separate the alloy. Dryden.

Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me. Gen. xiii. 9.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Rom. viii. 35.


To come between; to keep apart by occupying the space between; to lie between; as, the Mediterranean Sea separates Europe and Africa.


To set apart; to select from among others, as for a special use or service.

Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called thaem. Acts xiii. 2.

Separated flowers Bot., flowers which have stamens and pistils in separate flowers; diclinous flowers.



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Sep"a*rate, v. i.

To part; to become disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw from one another; as, the family separated.


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Sep"a*rate (?), p. a. [L. separatus, p. p. ]


Divided from another or others; disjoined; disconnected; separated; -- said of things once connected.

Him that was separate from his brethren. Gen. xlix. 26.


Unconnected; not united or associated; distinct; -- said of things that have not been connected.

For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinnere. Heb. vii. 26.


Disunited from the body; disembodied; as, a separate spirit; the separate state of souls.

Separate estate Law, an estate limited to a married woman independent of her husband. -- Separate maintenance Law, an allowance made to a wife by her husband under deed of separation.

-- Sep"a*rate*ly, adv. -- Sep"a*rate*ness, n.


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