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Adjective: separated  'se-pu,rey-tid
  1. Being or feeling set or kept apart from others
    "thought of herself as alone and separated from the others";
    - detached, isolated, set-apart, out on a limb
     
  2. Having space between; apart rather close together or touching
    - spaced
     
  3. Separated at the joint
    "a separated shoulder";
    - disjointed, dislocated
     
  4. No longer connected or joined
    "the separated spacecraft will return to their home bases";
    - detached
Verb: separate  se-p(u-)rut
  1. Act as a barrier between; stand between
    "The mountain range separates the two countries";
    - divide
     
  2. Force, take, or pull apart
    "He separated the fighting children";
    - disunite, divide, part
     
  3. Mark as different
    "We separate several kinds of maple";
    - distinguish, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise [Brit], tell, tell apart
     
  4. Separate into parts or portions
    "separate the cake into three equal parts";
    - divide, split, split up, dissever, carve up
     
  5. Divide into components or constituents
    "Separate the wheat from the chaff"
     
  6. Arrange or order by classes or categories
    "How would you separate these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?";
    - classify, class, sort, assort, sort out
     
  7. Make a division or separation
    - divide
     
  8. Discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage";
    - part, split up, split, break, break up
     
  9. Go one's own way; move apart
    "The friends separated after the party";
    - part, split
     
  10. Become separated into pieces or fragments
    "The figurine separated";
    - break, split up, fall apart, come apart
     
  11. Treat differently on the basis of factors such as sex, race, age, etc.
    - discriminate, single out
     
  12. Come apart
    "The two pieces that we had glued separated";
    - divide, part
     
  13. Divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
    "The road separates";
    - branch, ramify, fork, furcate

See also: distributed, fall, injured, separate, unconnected

Type of: categorise [Brit], categorize, change, change integrity, displace, diverge, identify, move, place

Encyclopedia: Separated

Separate, equal