Definition of Separate

v. t.1.To disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part in any manner.
[imp. & p. p. Separated ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Separating.]
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.
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. 2.
Separated flowers
(Bot.) flowers which have stamens and pistils in separate flowers; diclinous flowers.
- Gray.
v. i.1.To part; to become disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw from one another; as, the family separated.
p. a.1.Divided from another or others; disjoined; disconnected; separated; - said of things once connected.
Him that was separate from his brethren.
- Gen. xlix. 26.
2.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.
3.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.

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