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Meaning of SEPARATIVE

Pronunciation:  'sepu`reytiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  (of a word) referring singly and without exception to the members of a group; "whereas `each,' `every,' `either,' `neither,' and `none' are distributive or referring to a single member of a group, `which' in `which of the men' is separative"
  2. [adj]  serving to separate or divide into parts; "partitive tendencies in education"; "the uniting influence was stronger than the separative"
  3. [adj]  (Hebrew orthography; used of an accent) indicating that the word marked is separated to a greater or lesser degree rhythmically and grammatically from the word at follows it
 

SEPARATIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: disjunctive, distributive, partitive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sep"a*ra*tive\, a. [L. separativus.]
Causing, or being to cause, separation. ``Separative virtue
of extreme cold.'' --Boyle.

 

 

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