Etymology
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separator (n.)

c. 1600, "separatist, one who separates," agent noun in Latin form from separate (v.) or from Late Latin separator "one who separates." As a mechanical device for separating one thing from another, by 1831.

updated on May 10, 2022

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Definitions of separator from WordNet

separator (n.)
an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension;
Synonyms: centrifuge / extractor
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.