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English definition of “separate”

separate

verb (DIVIDE)    /ˈsep.ər.eɪt/ US  /-ə.reɪt/
B2 [I or T] to ( cause to) divide into parts : The north and south of the country are separated by a mountain range . You can get a special device for separating egg whites from yolks . The top and bottom sections are quite difficult to separate.Separating and dividing
(Definition of separate verb (DIVIDE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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