Etymology
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separative

"tending to separate," 1590s, from French séparatif (16c.), from Late Latin separativus "pertaining to separation," from Latin separare "to pull apart" (see separate (v.)).

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Definitions of separative

separative (adj.)
(used of an accent in Hebrew orthography) indicating that the word marked is separated to a greater or lesser degree rhythmically and grammatically from the word that follows it;
separative (adj.)
serving to separate or divide into parts;
the uniting influence was stronger than the separative
Synonyms: partitive
separative (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
From wordnet.princeton.edu