[sep-er-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
serving to separate.

1650–60; < Neo-Latin sēparātōrius, equivalent to Latin sēparā(re) to separate + -tōrius -tory1 Unabridged
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separator (ˈsɛpəˌreɪtə)
1.  a person or thing that separates
2.  a device for separating things into constituent parts, as milk into cream, etc

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Example sentences
Fold sample filter and insert into the neck of a separatory funnel, without allowing the filter to become wet.
Place this aliquot into a l-liter separatory funnel.
Filter the resulting liquid through a fluted filter paper directly into a separatory funnel.
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