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noun

  1. a person or thing that separates.
  2. any of various apparatus for separating one thing from another, as cream from milk, steam from water, or wheat from chaff.
  3. Electricity. a device that prevents metal contact between plates of opposite charge in a storage battery.
  4. Machinery. retainer1(def 3).

noun

  1. a person or thing that separates
  2. a device for separating things into constituent parts, as milk into cream, etc

n.c.1600, “separatist,” agent noun from separate (v.). As a mechanical device for separating, from 1831.

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