separator

noun sep·a·ra·tor \ ˈse-pə-ˌrā-tər , ˈse-ˌprā-tər \
|Updated on: 13 Aug 2018

Definition of separator

: one that separates; especially : a device for separating liquids of different specific gravities (such as cream from milk) or liquids from solids

Examples of separator in a Sentence

  1. the toddler insisted on a dinner plate with separators so that different foods would never touch one another

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First Known Use of separator

1607

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SEPARATOR Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of separator for English Language Learners

  • : someone or something that separates two or more things from each other


Medical Dictionary

separator

noun sep·a·ra·tor \ ˈsep-(ə-)ˌrāt-ər \

medical Definition of separator

: one that separates: as
a : a device for separating liquids of different specific gravities (as cream from milk) or liquids from solids
b : a dental appliance for separating adjoining teeth to give access to their surfaces


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