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isolate

[ verb ahy-suh-leyt; noun, adjective ahy-suh-lit, -leyt ]
/ verb 藞a瑟 s蓹藢le瑟t; noun, adjective 藞a瑟 s蓹 l瑟t, -藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with object), i路so路lat路ed, i路so路lat路ing.
noun
adjective
isolated; alone.
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Origin of isolate

First recorded in 1800鈥10; back formation from isolated

OTHER WORDS FROM isolate

i路so路la路tor, nounre路i路so路late, verb (used with object), re路i路so路lat路ed, re路i路so路lat路ing.un路i路so路late, verb (used with object), un路i路so路lat路ed, un路i路so路lat路ing.
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How to use isolate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for isolate

isolate

verb (藞a瑟s蓹藢le瑟t) (tr)
to place apart; cause to be alone
med to quarantine (a person or animal) having or suspected of having a contagious disease
to obtain (a compound) in an uncombined form
to obtain pure cultures of (bacteria, esp those causing a particular disease)
electronics to prevent interaction between (circuits, components, etc); insulate
noun (藞a瑟s蓹l瑟t)
an isolated person or group

Derived forms of isolate

isolable, adjectiveisolability, nounisolator, noun

Word Origin for isolate

C19: back formation from isolated, via Italian from Latin insul膩tus, literally: made into an island; see insulate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for isolate

isolate
[ 墨s蓹-l膩t鈥 ]

v.
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.
n.
A bacterial or fungal strain that has been isolated.

Other words from isolate

iso鈥a鈥瞭or n.
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