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[ahy-suh-ley-tid, is-uh-]
  1. separated from other persons or things; alone; solitary.
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Origin of isolated

1755–65; < French isolé isolated (< Italian; see isolato); see -ate1, -ed2
Related formsi·so·lat·ed·ly, adverbsem·i-i·so·lat·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for isolatedly

Historical Examples

  • The points may be (isolatedly) true; but the whole impression one receives is alarmingly false!

    Juliana Horatia Ewing And Her Books

    Horatia K. F. Eden

Word Origin and History for isolatedly



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.

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