How the medical community is cutting out abortion training and isolating the very doctors that women need most.
Identifying patients with an infection, isolating them, and providing quality care, are the key methods needed to stop Ebola.
Batman resents Superman for disbanding the Justice League and retreating into isolating.
We're isolating ourselves.... We ought to be a little more thoughtful.
Grief is isolating, dividing the mourner from anyone who has yet to endure grief.
If we pass to an isolating language like Chinese, we find the exact converse of that which meets us in the polysynthetic tongues.
Round the torpedo were eight persons, standing on isolating substances.
You do not succeed in isolating the precise fact you wish to observe.
Of separating her from whatever group of the moment she was in, and isolating her to himself?
The epidemics observed by him were not very instructive, yet they sufficed to teach the importance of isolating the sick.
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.