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One that separates, as a device for separating cream from milk.
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1. a person or thing that separates
2. a device for separating things into constituent parts, as milk into cream, etc
ˈseparatory adj
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(ˈsɛp əˌreɪ tər)

1. a person or thing that separates.
2. an apparatus for separating one thing from another, as cream from milk.
[1600–10; < Late Latin sēparātor < Latin sēparā(re) to separate]
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1. A machine used to separate grain from its straw during threshing. Separators were made as standalone machines, but also were an integral part of threshing machines.
2. A machine to separate cream from milk, see Cream separator.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Separator - an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspensionseparator - an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension
apparatus, setup - equipment designed to serve a specific function
haematocrit, hematocrit - a measuring instrument to determine (usually by centrifugation) the relative amounts of corpuscles and plasma in the blood
ultracentrifuge - a high speed centrifuge used to determine the relative molecular masses of large molecules in high polymers and proteins
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[ˈsepəreɪtəʳ] Nseparador m
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nSeparator m; (Comput) → Trennzeichen nt
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At threshing time, she darted lightly all over the separator, Martin's watchful eye constantly upon her, and his protective hand near her.
You have seen the same principle practically applied in the modern cream separator. Presently there was only a small super-heated core of gaseous matter remaining within a huge vacant interior left by the contraction of the cooling gases.
It is the calm that brings ships mysteriously together; it is your wind that is the great separator.
AGM separator batteries tend to be resistant to vibration, nonspillable and maintenance-free.
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Porosity is also an important characteristic of a separator [10, 11].
To effectively recover coarse particles, the Eriez Flotation Division has combined the advantages of traditional teeter-bed separators with the selectivity of flotation cells to develop a new separation device, the HydroFloat Separator.
Although the quanity demand of separator material in Japan is estimated at 16 million square meters, future demand is not expected to grow significantly.