Definition for isolating (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), i·so·lat·ed, i·so·lat·ing.
Origin of isolate
Examples from the Web for isolating
Identifying patients with an infection, isolating them, and providing quality care, are the key methods needed to stop Ebola.Why New York’s Ebola Case Will Hurt Infected Patients Everywhere|Abby Haglage|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nomani said her activism, which took root before the emergence of social media, has often been lonely and isolating.Twin visions of Islamic Feminism Split Muslim Community|Shaheen Pasha|September 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She cites military tactics of isolating and compartmentalizing as a way to deal with the transition.
So would allowing women a greater role as decision-makers in the Church rather than isolating them further.
Batman resents Superman for disbanding the Justice League and retreating into isolating.
Another method of isolating certain stones is by the action of heat-rays.
Very few realize the magnitude of my work, and the necessity it lays upon me for isolating myself.A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill|Alice Hegan Rice
They forgot everything during an hour to live an age of joy by isolating themselves, and speaking heart to heart.The Indian Chief|Gustave Aimard
Around him flowed the isolating, soothing, life-renewing waters.
Things looked bad for a few minutes when a section of trenches was blown in, isolating one platoon from another.Now It Can Be Told|Philip Gibbs
British Dictionary definitions for isolating (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for isolating (2 of 2)
verb (ˈaɪsəˌleɪt) (tr)
Word Origin for isolate
Word Origin and History for isolating
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).