(Sep"a*ra*tism) n. [CF. F. séparatisme.] The character or act of a separatist; disposition to
withdraw from a church; the practice of so withdrawing.
(Sep`a*ra*tist) n. [Cf. F. séparatiste.] One who withdraws or separates himself; especially,
one who withdraws from a church to which he has belonged; a seceder from an established church; a
dissenter; a nonconformist; a schismatic; a sectary.
Heavy fines on divines who should preach in any meeting of separatist .Macaulay.
(Sep`a*ra*tis"tic) a. Of or pertaining to separatists; characterizing separatists; schismatical.
(Sep"a*ra*tive) a. [L. separativus.] Causing, or being to cause, separation. "Separative
virtue of extreme cold." Boyle.
(Sep"a*ra`tor) n. [L.] One who, or that which, separates. Specifically: (a) (Steam Boilers)
A device for depriving steam of particles of water mixed with it. (b) (Mining) An apparatus for sorting
pulverized ores into grades, or separating them from gangue. (c) (Weaving) An instrument used for
spreading apart the threads of the warp in the loom, etc.
(Sep"a*ra*to*ry) a. Separative. Cheyne.
(Sep"a*ra*to*ry), n. [Cf. F. séparatoire.]
1. (Chem.) An apparatus used in separating, as a separating funnel.
2. (Surg.) A surgical instrument for separating the pericranium from the cranium. [Obs.]