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verb (used with object),se·clud·ed, se·clud·ing.
  1. to place in or withdraw into solitude; remove from social contact and activity, etc.

  2. to isolate; shut off; keep apart: They secluded the garden from the rest of the property.

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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How to use seclude in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for seclude


/ (sɪˈkluːd) /

  1. to remove from contact with others

  2. to shut off or screen from view

Origin of seclude

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

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