- isokinetic exercise,
- isolated camera,
- isolated explosive disorder,
- isolated pawn,
- isolated point,
- isolated proteinuria
Origin of isolated
verb (used with object), i·so·lat·ed, i·so·lat·ing.
Origin of isolate
Examples from the Web for isolated
Isolated lesbians learned that there were other women like them via books whose covers aimed to titillate heterosexual men.
Which is impossible unless people talk publicly rather than letting each crime be its own isolated incident.Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism|Arthur Chu|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For many years, visitors were barred from the isolated towns.
He has contributed to a false picture of law enforcement based on isolated injustices.
All of us can readily conjure up horror scenarios by the isolated person acting badly.
Only in an isolated drainage basin can such level expanses occur among huge mountains.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Sven Hedin
In his isolated castle he knew no superior, and his nature might yield willingly, but rebelled at being put down.The Dove in the Eagle's Nest|Charlotte M. Yonge
Still, you see, our isolated position gives us a monopoly, and we're small enough to take a personal interest in our older hands.For the Allinson Honor|Harold Bindloss
No other branch of the Indo-European stock has experienced an isolated evolution like this.A History of Sanskrit Literature|Arthur A. MacDonell
Israel can no longer be isolated from the politics, culture, folk-lore, thought and religion of western Asia and Egypt.
verb (ˈaɪsəˌleɪt) (tr)
Word Origin for isolate
1763, from French isolé "isolated" (17c.) + English -ated (see -ate (2)). The French word is from Italian isolato, from Latin insulatus "made into an island," from insula "island." The French word was used at first in English (isole, also isole'd, c.1750), then after isolate became an English word, isolated became its past participle.
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).