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separative

[sep-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-] /ˈsɛp ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ-/
adjective
1.
tending to separate.
2.
causing separation.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Late Latin sēparātīvus, equivalent to Latin sēparāt(us) separate + -īvus -ive
Related forms
separatively, adverb
separativeness, noun
nonseparative, adjective
unseparative, adjective
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  • The primary or separative membrane layer can be applied directly to the support tube or to an intermediate layer.
  • The separative power of an infinitesimal countercurrent element is expressed in terms of radial parameters.
British Dictionary definitions for separative

separative

/ˈsɛpərətɪv; ˈsɛprə-/
adjective
1.
tending to separate or causing separation
Derived Forms
separatively, adverb
separativeness, noun
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