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sep·a·ra·ble

 (sĕp′ər-ə-bəl, sĕp′rə-)
adj.
Possible to separate: separable sheets of paper.

sep′a·ra·bil′i·ty n.
sep′a·ra·bly adv.

separable

(ˈsɛpərəbəl; ˈsɛprəbəl)
adj
able to be separated, divided, or parted
ˌseparaˈbility, ˈseparableness n
ˈseparably adv

sep•a•ra•ble

(ˈsɛp ər ə bəl, ˈsɛp rə-)

adj.
capable of being separated or dissociated.
[1350–1400; (< Middle French) < Latin sēparābilis]
sep`a•ra•bil′i•ty, sep′a•ra•ble•ness, n.
sep′a•ra•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.separable - capable of being divided or dissociated; "often drugs and crime are not dissociable"; "the siamese twins were not considered separable"; "a song...never conceived of as severable from the melody";
divisible - capable of being or liable to be divided or separated; "even numbers are divisible by two"; "the Americans fought a bloody war to prove that their nation is not divisible"

separable

adjective distinguishable, detachable, divisible, severable, scissile Character is not separable from physical form.
Translations
قابِل للإنْفِصال
oddělitelný
adskillelig
elválasztható
aîgreinanlegur
ayrılabilir

separable

[ˈsepərəbl] ADJseparable

separable

[ˈsɛpərəbəl] adjséparable
to be separable from sth → être séparable de qch

separable

adjtrennbar

separable

[ˈsɛprəbl] adjseparabile

separate

(ˈsepəreit) verb
1. (sometimes with into or from) to place, take, keep or force apart. He separated the money into two piles; A policeman tried to separate the men who were fighting.
2. to go in different directions. We all walked along together and separated at the cross-roads.
3. (of a husband and wife) to start living apart from each other by choice.
(-rət) adjective
1. divided; not joined. He sawed the wood into four separate pieces; The garage is separate from the house.
2. different or distinct. This happened on two separate occasions; I like to keep my job and my home life separate.
ˈseparateness noun
ˈseparable adjective
that can be separated.
ˈseparately (-rət-) adverb
in a separate way; not together.
ˈseparates (-rəts) noun plural
garments (eg jerseys, skirts, trousers, blouses, shirts) that can be worn together in varying combinations.
ˌsepaˈration noun
1. the act of separating or the state or period of being separated. They were together again after a separation of three years.
2. a (legal) arrangement by which a husband and wife remain married but live separately.
ˈseparatist (-rə-) noun
a person who urges separation from an established political state, church etc.
ˈseparatism noun
separate off
to make or keep (a part or parts) separate.
separate out
to make or keep separate or distinct.
separate up (often with into)
to divide. The house has been separated up into different flats.

separate is spelt with -ar- (not -er-).
References in classic literature ?
The firmaments of air and sea were hardly separable in that all-pervading azure; only, the pensive air was transparently pure and soft, with a woman's look, and the robust and man-like sea heaved with long, strong, lingering swells, as Samson's chest in his sleep.
The German grammar is blistered all over with separable verbs; and the wider the two portions of one of them are spread apart, the better the author of the crime is pleased with his performance.
However, it is not well to dwell too much on the separable verbs.
Pepper who knows more about separable verbs than any man in Europe, eh?
One is, keep yourself as separable from Bulstrode as you can: of course, you can go on doing good work of your own by his help; but don't get tied.
As his work passes into general circulation other minstrels add other ballads, until at last, very likely after many generations, a complete epic is formed, outwardly continuous and whole, but generally more or less clearly separable on analysis into its original parts.
It is, at least apparently, more complex than our previous forms of consciousness; though we shall find that they are not so separable from it as they might appear to be.
But my picture does represent the true lover as having no existence separable from that of the beloved object of his affections, and as living at once a doubled life and a halved life.
No one has the least regard for the man; with them all, he has been an object of avoidance, suspicion, and aversion; but the spark of life within him is curiously separable from himself now, and they have a deep interest in it, probably because it IS life, and they are living and must die.
The supply is divided into 3 distinct and separable lots.
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