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separative

[sep-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-]
adjective
  1. tending to separate.
  2. causing separation.
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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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separative

adjective
  1. tending to separate or causing separation
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Derived Formsseparatively, adverbseparativeness, noun
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