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English definition of “separate”

separate

adjective     /ˈsep.ər.ət/ US  /-ɚ-/
B1 existing or happening independently or in a different physical space: The art department and the main college are in two separate buildings. I try to keep meat separate from other food in the fridge. I have my public life and my private life, and as far as possible I try to keep them separate. Three youths have been shot and killed in separate incidents this month.Separateness and isolation in spaceAlone
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