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seclude

[ si-klood ]
/ sɪˈklud /
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verb (used with object), se·clud·ed, se·clud·ing.
to place in or withdraw into solitude; remove from social contact and activity, etc.
to isolate; shut off; keep apart: They secluded the garden from the rest of the property.
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Origin of seclude

1425–75; late Middle English <Latin sēclūdere, equivalent to sē-se- + -clūdere, combining form of claudere to close

OTHER WORDS FROM seclude

un·se·clud·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for seclude

seclude
/ (sɪˈkluːd) /

verb (tr)
to remove from contact with others
to shut off or screen from view

Word Origin for seclude

C15: from Latin sēclūdere to shut off, from sē- + claudere to imprison
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