1. To disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part in any manner. "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)
Origin: L. Separatus, p. P. Of separare to separate; pfref. Se- aside + parare to make ready, prepare. See Parade, and cf. Sever.
(01 Mar 1998)
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