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Meaning of ISOLATE

Pronunciation:  [n]'Isu`lit, [v]'Isu`leyt, 'Isu`leyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  place or set apart; "They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates"
  2. [v]  set apart from others; "The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"
  3. [v]  obtain in pure form, in chemistry or medicine; "The chemist managed to isolate the compound"
  4. [v]  psychology: separate (experiences) fromt he emotions relating to them

ISOLATE is a 7 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: insulate, keep apart, set apart
 See Also: acquire, assort, class, classify, cloister, discriminate, disunite, divide, get, ghettoise, ghettoize, maroon, part, preisolate, quarantine, seclude, segregate, separate, separate, sequester, sequestrate, single out, sort, sort out, withdraw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\I"so*late\ (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Isolated}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Isolating}.] [It. isolato, p. p. of isolare to
isolate, fr. isola island, L. insula. See 2d {Isle}, and cf.
1. To place in a detached situation; to place by itself or
   alone; to insulate; to separate from others.

         Short isolated sentences were the mode in which
         ancient wisdom delighted to convey its precepts.

2. (Elec.) To insulate. See {Insulate}.

3. (Chem.) To separate from all foreign substances; to make
   pure; to obtain in a free state.

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