sep·a·ra·ble / ˈsep(ə)rəbəl/ • adj. able to be separated or treated separately: body and soul are not separable. ∎ Gram. (of a German prefix) separated from the base verb when inflected. ∎ Gram. (of a German verb) consisting of a prefix and a base verb that are separated when inflected, e.g., einführen. ∎ Gram. (of an English phrasal verb) allowing the insertion of the direct object between the base verb and the particle, e.g., look it over as opposed to go over it.DERIVATIVES: sep·a·ra·bil·i·ty / ˌsep(ə)rəˈbilitē/ n.sep·a·ra·ble·ness n.sep·a·ra·bly / -blē/ adv.
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