- 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.
Origin of seclude
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Related Wordscloister, sequester, ostracize, embargo, closet, separate, conceal, screen, retire, cover, immure, boycott, segregate, blockade, enclose, withdraw, confine, quarantine, evict
Examples from the Web for secluding
Clemens's resolutions for secluding himself were swept away.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
As he is my physician's brother, and there has been no way of secluding him, I have had to do this.The Red Rugs of Tarsus
Helen Davenport Gibbons
He said that he immensely regretted the necessity for secluding me so long.The City in the Clouds
C. Ranger Gull
People say all kinds of things about her secluding herself because she has a baby.Was It Right to Forgive?
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
There is no reason for her secluding herself in the nursery as she does.Family Pride
Mary J. Holmes
- to remove from contact with others
- to shut off or screen from view
C15: from Latin sēclūdere to shut off, from sē- + claudere to imprison
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Word Origin and History for secluding
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