sep·​a·​ra·​tive | \ ˈse-pə-ˌrā-tiv How to pronounce separative (audio) , ˈse-p(ə-)rə- \

Definition of separative

: tending toward, causing, or expressing separation

Examples of separative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The term of art for the amount of effort required to enrich uranium is a separative work unit, or SWU. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Uranium enrichment will be a key point in talks with North Korea. Here’s what it is.," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of separative

1592, in the meaning defined above

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“Separative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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