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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Separate

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.