separate (part of speech: verb)
disunite, halve, axe, sever, sunder, slice, disaffiliate, unfix, disengage, split, disintegrate, divorce, alienate, part, cut, dissect, dissociate, disarticulate, incise, cleave, excise, bisect, detach, amputate, disconnect, divide, break, pare, remove, unglue, fragment, separate, dismantle, disassociate, rend, estrange, disassemble, segregate, uncouple, insulate, rip, unhinge, disjoin
- He was, in fact, a trap- drummer: and it was his amiable practice, after he had done a few minutes trap- drumming, to rise from his seat and make a circular tour of the tables on the edge of the dancing- floor, whimsically pretending to clip the locks of the male patrons with a pair of drumsticks held scissor- wise. - "The Adventures of Sally", P. G. Wodehouse.
- Then the owner of the eyes apparently sent out another command; for one of the guards at the door left its post and drew near, scissor- mandibles opened in obedience. - "The Raid on the Termites", Paul Ernst.
- An ineffective thing against the plates of living armor covering the scissor- mandibles. - "The Raid on the Termites", Paul Ernst.