separative
adjective Date: 1592 tending toward, causing, or expressing separation

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  • Separative — Sep a*ra*tive, a. [L. separativus.] Causing, or being to cause, separation. Separative virtue of extreme cold. Boyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • separative — index discriminating (distinguishing), distinctive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • separative — [sep′ə rə tôr΄ēsep′ə rāt΄iv, sep′ə rə tiv΄] adj. [< Fr or LL: Fr séparatif < LL separativus] tending to separate or cause separation: also separatory [sep′ə rə tôr΄ē] …   English World dictionary

  • separative — adjective 1. (used of an accent in Hebrew orthography) indicating that the word marked is separated to a greater or lesser degree rhythmically and grammatically from the word that follows it • Similar to: ↑disjunctive 2. serving to separate or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • séparative — ● séparatif, séparative adjectif Qui sépare, sert à séparer, marque la séparation …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • separative — 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.… …   English terms dictionary

  • separative — separatively, adv. separativeness, n. /sep euhr euh tiv, euh ray /, adj. 1. tending to separate. 2. causing separation. [1585 95; < LL separativus, equiv. to L separat(us) SEPARATE + ivus IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • separative — adjective Serving to separate …   Wiktionary

  • separative — Synonyms and related words: ablative, biodegradable, characteristic, characterizing, contrastive, corrosive, decomposable, decomposing, degradable, diacritical, diagnostic, differencing, differential, differentiative, dilapidated, discriminating …   Moby Thesaurus

  • separative — sep·a·ra·tive || seprÉ™tɪv adj. serving to divide, causing separation; tending to divide, tending to separate …   English contemporary dictionary

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