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  • adj. Describing something used to separate.
  • n. An apparatus used in separating, such as a separating funnel.
  • n. A surgical instrument for separating the pericranium from the cranium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Separative.
  • n. An apparatus used in separating, as a separating funnel.
  • n. A surgical instrument for separating the pericranium from the cranium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Causing or used in separation; effecting separation; separative: as, separatory ducts.
  • n. A chemical vessel for separating liquids of different specific gravity; a separator. See separator, 2 .

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