separate ADJECTIVE 1) forming or viewed as a unit apart or by itself; not joined or united with others. 2) different; distinct.
VERB 1) move or come apart. 2) stop living together as a couple. 3) divide into constituent or distinct elements. 4) extract or remove for use or rejection. 5) distinguish between or from another; consider individually. 6) form a distinction or boundary between: six years separated the brothers.
NOUN (separates) individual items of clothing that may be worn in different combinations.
DERIVATIVES separately adverb separateness noun separative adjective separator noun.
ORIGIN from Latin separare 'disjoin, divide' .

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