separative

adjective

sep·​a·​ra·​tive ˈse-pə-ˌrā-tiv How to pronounce separative (audio)
ˈse-p(ə-)rə-
: 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, 11 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of separative was in 1592

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“Separative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/separative. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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