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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To keep apart from others.

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Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To keep apart from others. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: an individual socially withdrawn or removed from society through rejection of or incapacity for interpersonal relationships.

Usage examples (40)
  • They tried to isolate the one sick rabbit so the others would not get ill.
  • The chemist managed to isolate the compound
  • Noun : an isolate of soy flour
  • HOLMES: Well, one thing that's difficult to understand is what the term isolate means. for more
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