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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Separate  \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}.] 
  1.  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. 
  Who  shall  separate  us  from  the  love  of  Christ? 
  --Rom.  viii. 
  2.  To  come  between;  to  keep  apart  by  occupying  the  space 
  between;  to  lie  between;  as  the  Mediterranean  Sea 
  separates  Europe  and  Africa. 
  3.  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. 
  {Separated  flowers}  (Bot.),  flowers  which  have  stamens  and 
  pistils  in  separate  flowers;  diclinous  flowers.  --Gray. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Separating  \Sep"a*ra`ting\,  a. 
  Designed  or  employed  to  separate. 
  {Separating  funnel}  (Chem.),  a  funnel,  often  globe-shaped, 
  provided  with  a  stopcock  for  the  separate  drawing  off  of 
  immiscible  liquids  of  different  specific  gravities. 

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