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noun sep·a·ra·tor \ˈse-p(ə-ˌ)rā-tər\

Definition of separator

  1. :  one that separates; especially :  a device for separating liquids of different specific gravities (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>

1607

First Known Use of separator

1607


SEPARATOR Defined for English Language Learners

separator

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noun sep·a·ra·tor \ˈse-p(ə-ˌ)rā-tər\

Definition of separator for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

separator

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noun sep·a·ra·tor \ˈsep-(ə-)ˌrāt-ər\

Medical Definition of separator

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



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