separated Definition

  • 1no longer living with your husband, wife, or partner
  • 2divided into different parts or pieces

Using separated: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "separated" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    They separated after being married for 10 years.

  • Example

    The book is separated into three sections.

  • Example

    The separated twins were finally reunited after many years.

separated Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with separated

  • twins who were born together but were raised by different families and did not know each other


    The two sisters were separated at birth and only found each other when they were adults.

  • to distinguish between what is valuable or important and what is worthless or unimportant


    The manager had to separate the wheat from the chaff when reviewing the job applications.

  • to distinguish between those who are strong and capable and those who are not


    The difficult obstacle course really separated the men from the boys.


Summary: separated in Brief

The term 'separated' [ˈsɛpəreɪtɪd] can refer to no longer living with a partner or divided into different parts. Examples include 'They separated after being married for 10 years.' and 'The book is separated into three sections.' Phrases like 'separate the wheat from the chaff' denote distinguishing value, while 'separate the men from the boys' implies separating the strong from the weak.