The stereotype is always racialized, which isolates contestants of color and makes them even less likely to win.
As the reach and functionality of the web becomes broader and more sophisticated, it both connects and isolates us.
In How the Mighty Fall, Collins isolates what he sees as the five stages of institutional decline.
To have comparative value it is the combination of traits which create the cultural pattern and not the isolates.
This is the disintegrating power of a great wind: it isolates one from one's kind.
Matthis isolates himself and sleeps alone to avoid eavesdropping.
In France our tribune which isolates the orator has many advantages.
The difficulty will be but increased; since whatever facts makes Nicaragua Mexican, isolates the Moskitos.
It isolates the washing from the cooking, and the smell of washing from the whole house.
The first invention to promote subaqueous search was the diving-bell, a clumsy vessel which isolates the diver.
by 1786, a new formation from isolated (q.v.).
The translation of this work is well performed, excepting that fault from which few translations are wholly exempt, and which is daily tending to corrupt our language, the adoption of French expressions. We have here evasion for escape, twice or more times repeated; brigands very frequently; we have the unnecessary and foolish word isolate; and, if we mistake not, paralize, which at least has crept in through a similar channel. Translators cannot be too careful on this point, as it is a temptation to which they are constantly exposed. ["The British Critic," April 1799]As a noun from 1890, from earlier adjectival use (1819).
isolate i·so·late (ī'sə-lāt')
v. i·so·lat·ed, i·so·lat·ing, i·so·lates
To set apart or cut off from others.
To place in quarantine.
To separate a pure strain from a mixed bacterial or fungal culture.
To separate or remove a chemical substance out of a combined mixture.
To separate experiences or memories from the emotions relating to them.