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English definition of “separate”
/ˈsep·əˌreɪt/ v [I/T]
› to cause two or more people or things to stop being with or near each other, or to be positioned between two or more things: [T] A six-foot-high wall separates ticket holders from those hoping to get tickets. [T] Fighting broke out between two hockey players, and it took nearly five minutes to separate them. › If two married people separate, they stop living together as husband and wife, often as a part of a legal arrangement.