from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To divide or separate into parts; break up.
  • transitive verb To separate (a chemical mixture) into components, as by distillation or crystallization.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To subject to or obtain by the process of fractionation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To separate (a mixture of chemical substances) into different portions or fractions, as in the distillation of liquids.

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  • verb chemistry To separate (a mixture) into its individual constituents by exploiting differences in some chemical or physical property, such as boiling point, particle size, solubility etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb separate into constituents or fractions containing concentrated constituents
  • verb obtain by a fractional process


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fraction +‎ -ate?



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