SEP'ARATE, verb transitive [Latin separo.]
1. To disunite; to divide; to sever; to part, in almost any manner, either things naturally or casually joined. The parts of a solid substance may be separated by breaking, cutting or splitting, or by fusion, decomposition or natural dissolution. A compound body may be separated into its constituent parts. Friends may be separated by necessity, and must be separated by death. The prism separates the several kinds of colored rays. A riddle separates the chaff from the grain.
2. To set apart from a number for a particular service.
Separate me Barnabas and Saul. Acts 8:1.
3. To dilconnect; as, to separate man and wife by divorce.
4. To make space between. The Atlantic separates Europe from America. A narrow strait separates Europe from Africa.
To separate one's self, to withdraw; to depart.
Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me. Genesis 8:1.
SEP'ARATE, verb intransitive
1. To part; to be disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw from each other. The parties separated, and each retired.
2. To cleave; to open; as, the parts of a substance separate by drying or freezing.
SEP'ARATE, adjective [Latin separatus.]
1. Divided from the rest; being parted from another; disjoined; disconnected; used of things that have been united or connected.
2. Unconnected; not united; distinct; used of things that have not been connected.
Christ was holy, harmless, undefiled and separate from sinners. Hebrews 7:26.
3. Disunited from the body; as a separate spirit; the separate state of souls.