separative

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

tending to separate.
causing separation.

Origin of separative

1585–95; < Late Latin sēparātīvus, equivalent to Latin sēparāt(us) separate + -īvus -ive
Related formssep·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 Formsseparatively, adverbseparativeness, noun
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