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Overview of verb isolate

The verb isolate has 4 senses

  • isolate, insulate -- (place or set apart; "They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates")

  • isolate -- (obtain in pure form; "The chemist managed to isolate the compound")

  • sequester, sequestrate, keep apart, set apart, isolate -- (set apart from others; "The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on")

  • isolate -- (separate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them)

Overview of adj isolated

The adj isolated has 6 senses

  • isolated, stray -- (not close together in time; "isolated instances of rebellion"; "a few stray crumbs")

  • detached, isolated, separated, set-apart -- (being or feeling set or kept apart from others; "she felt detached from the group"; "could not remain the isolated figure he had been"- Sherwood Anderson; "thought of herself as alone and separated from the others"; "had a set-apart feeling")

  • disjunct, isolated -- (marked by separation of or from usually contiguous elements; "little isolated worlds, as abruptly disjunct and unexpected as a palm-shaded well in the Sahara"- Scientific Monthly)

  • isolated, marooned, stranded -- (cut off or left behind; "an isolated pawn"; "several stranded fish in a tide pool"; "travelers marooned by the blizzard")

  • isolated, quarantined -- (under forced isolation especially for health reasons; "a quarantined animal"; "isolated patients")

  • apart, isolated, obscure -- (remote and separate physically or socially; "existed over the centuries as a world apart"; "preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson; "tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization"; "an obscure village")