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seclusion

[ si-kloo-zhuh n ]
/ sɪˈklu ʒən /
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noun

an act of secluding: the seclusion of unruly students.
the state of being secluded; retirement; solitude: He sought seclusion in his study.
a secluded place.

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sechenov, seckel, seckel syndrome, seclude, secluded, seclusion, seclusive, seclusively, secobarbital, seconal, second

Origin of seclusion

1615–25; < Medieval Latin sēclūsiōn- (stem of sēclūsiō) < Latin sēclūs(us) (past participle of sēclūdere to seclude) + -iōn- -ion
Related formsnon·se·clu·sion, noun
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seclusion

/ (sɪˈkluːʒən) /

noun

the act of secluding or the state of being secluded
a secluded place

Word Origin for seclusion

C17: from Medieval Latin sēclūsiō; see seclude
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Word Origin and History for seclusion

seclusion


n.

1610s, from Medieval Latin seclusionem (nominative seclusio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin secludere (see seclude).

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