separative

[ sep-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey- ]
/ ˈsɛp ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ- /

adjective

tending to separate.
causing separation.

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Origin of separative

1585–95; < Late Latin sēparātīvus, equivalent to Latin sēparāt(us) separate + -īvus -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM separative

sep·a·ra·tive·ly, adverbsep·a·ra·tive·ness, nounnon·sep·a·ra·tive, adjectiveun·sep·a·ra·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for separative

separative
/ (ˈsɛpərətɪv, ˈsɛprə-) /

adjective

tending to separate or causing separation

Derived forms of separative

separatively, adverbseparativeness, noun
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