[sep-er-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]


serving to separate.

Origin of separatory

1650–60; < New Latin sēparātōrius, equivalent to Latin sēparā(re) to separate + -tōrius -tory1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for separatory

Historical Examples of separatory

  • Cool and filter into a separatory funnel, washing with cold water.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

  • Wash the combined extracts in a separatory funnel three times with 25-cc.

    Soap-Making Manual

    E. G. Thomssen

  • Therefore, wherever we find peculiar effects of that separatory operation, we have a right to infer the proper cause.

  • Draw off the petroleum ether layer as closely as possible by means of a slender glass siphon into a separatory funnel of 500 cc.

    Soap-Making Manual

    E. G. Thomssen

  • Now, char a portion of the sample, dissolve in water and pour into the separatory funnel, letting it run slowly into the flask.