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i·so·late

 (ī′sə-lāt′)
tr.v. i·so·lat·ed, i·so·lat·ing, i·so·lates
1.
a. To cause to be alone or apart, as in being inaccessible or unable to move about: The police isolated the area until more help could arrive.
b. To place in quarantine.
c. To cause to become socially or politically unengaged or ostracized: an immigrant who was isolated by his poor language skills.
d. To render free of external influence; insulate: a system of government that isolated its citizens from foreign ideas.
2. To identify or distinguish as a separate entity or group: The study tried to isolate the effects of changing schools on student performance.
3.
a. Chemistry To separate (a substance) in pure form from a combined mixture.
b. Microbiology To separate (a pure strain of a microorganism or virus) from a mixed culture.
4. Psychology To separate (experiences or memories) from the emotions relating to them.
5. Electricity
a. To set apart (a component, circuit, or system) from a source of electricity.
b. To insulate or shield.
adj. (-lĭt, -lāt′)
Separated from others: an isolate population.
n. (-lĭt, -lāt′)
1. A person, thing, or group that has been isolated, as by geographic, ecologic, or social barriers.
2. Microbiology A population of microorganisms or viruses that has been isolated.
3. Linguistics A language isolate.

[Back-formation from isolated.]

i′so·la′tor n.
Synonyms: isolate, insulate, seclude, segregate, sequester
These verbs mean to separate from others: a mountain that isolated the village from larger towns; insulated herself from the chaos surrounding her; a celebrity who was secluded from public scrutiny; segregated the infectious patients in a special ward; sequestering a jury during its deliberations.

isolate

vb (tr)
1. to place apart; cause to be alone
2. (Medicine) med to quarantine (a person or animal having or suspected of having a contagious disease)
3. (Chemistry) to obtain (a compound) in an uncombined form
4. (Microbiology) to obtain pure cultures of (bacteria, esp those causing a particular disease)
5. (Electronics) electronics to prevent interaction between (circuits, components, etc); insulate
n
an isolated person or group
[C19: back formation from isolated, via Italian from Latin insulātus, literally: made into an island; see insulate]
ˈisolable, ˈisoˌlatable adj
ˌisolaˈbility n
ˈisoˌlator n

i•so•late

(v. ˈaɪ səˌleɪt; sometimes ˈɪs ə-; n., adj. -lɪt, -ˌleɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing,
n., adj. v.t.
1. to set or place apart; detach or separate so as to be alone.
2. to keep (an infected person) from contact with noninfected persons; quarantine.
3. to obtain (a chemical substance or microorganism) in an uncombined or pure state.
n.
4. a person, thing, or group that is set apart or isolated, as for purposes of study.
5. something that has been isolated, as a by-product in a manufacturing process.
adj.
6. isolated; alone.
[1800–10; isolated < French isolé < Italian isolato < Latin insulātus; see insulate]
i`so•la′tion, n.
i′so•la`tor, n.

isolate


Past participle: isolated
Gerund: isolating

Imperative
isolate
isolate
Present
I isolate
you isolate
he/she/it isolates
we isolate
you isolate
they isolate
Preterite
I isolated
you isolated
he/she/it isolated
we isolated
you isolated
they isolated
Present Continuous
I am isolating
you are isolating
he/she/it is isolating
we are isolating
you are isolating
they are isolating
Present Perfect
I have isolated
you have isolated
he/she/it has isolated
we have isolated
you have isolated
they have isolated
Past Continuous
I was isolating
you were isolating
he/she/it was isolating
we were isolating
you were isolating
they were isolating
Past Perfect
I had isolated
you had isolated
he/she/it had isolated
we had isolated
you had isolated
they had isolated
Future
I will isolate
you will isolate
he/she/it will isolate
we will isolate
you will isolate
they will isolate
Future Perfect
I will have isolated
you will have isolated
he/she/it will have isolated
we will have isolated
you will have isolated
they will have isolated
Future Continuous
I will be isolating
you will be isolating
he/she/it will be isolating
we will be isolating
you will be isolating
they will be isolating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been isolating
you have been isolating
he/she/it has been isolating
we have been isolating
you have been isolating
they have been isolating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been isolating
you will have been isolating
he/she/it will have been isolating
we will have been isolating
you will have been isolating
they will have been isolating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been isolating
you had been isolating
he/she/it had been isolating
we had been isolating
you had been isolating
they had been isolating
Conditional
I would isolate
you would isolate
he/she/it would isolate
we would isolate
you would isolate
they would isolate
Past Conditional
I would have isolated
you would have isolated
he/she/it would have isolated
we would have isolated
you would have isolated
they would have isolated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.isolate - place or set apart; "They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates"
segregate - separate or isolate (one thing) from another and place in a group apart from others; "the sun segregates the carbon"; "large mining claims are segregated into smaller claims"
ghettoise, ghettoize - put in a ghetto; "The Jews in Eastern Europe were ghettoized"
cloister - seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister; "She cloistered herself in the office"
seclude, sequestrate, sequester, withdraw - keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"
quarantine - place into enforced isolation, as for medical reasons; "My dog was quarantined before he could live in England"
maroon - leave stranded on a desert island without resources; "The mutinous sailors were marooned on an island"
discriminate, single out, separate - treat differently on the basis of sex or race
2.isolate - obtain in pure form; "The chemist managed to isolate the compound"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
preisolate - isolate beforehand
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
3.isolate - set apart from others; "The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"
disunite, separate, part, divide - force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"
4.isolate - separate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
class, classify, sort out, assort, sort, separate - arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"

isolate

verb
1. separate, break up, cut off, detach, split up, insulate, segregate, disconnect, divorce, sequester, set apart, disunite, estrange This policy could isolate members from the UN security council.
2. quarantine, separate, exclude, cut off, detached, keep in solitude Patients will be isolated for one month after treatment.

isolate

verb
To set apart from a group:
adjective
Set away from all others:
Translations
يَعْزِل
izolovatodříznout
isolere
elszigetel
einangra
izoliavimas
izolēt
osamiti

isolate

[ˈaɪsəʊleɪt] VT
1. (= cut off) → aislar (from de) this policy could isolate China from the rest of the worldesta política podría aislar a China del resto del mundo
it is difficult to isolate religion from politicses difícil separar la religión de la política
to isolate o.s.aislarse
2. (= pinpoint) [+ cause, source] → identificar; [+ problem, virus, gene] → aislar
3. (Med) (= quarantine) [+ person, animal] → aislar (from de)

isolate

[ˈaɪsəleɪt] vt
[+ person] → isoler
Political influence is being used to shape public opinion and isolate critics → L'influence politique est utilisée pour modeler l'opinion publique et isoler la critique.
to isolate sb from → isoler qn de
[+ gene, protein, element] → isoler
Genetic engineering techniques can isolate the gene that is responsible → Les techniques de génie génétique peuvent isoler le gène responsable.
[+ person with infectious disease] → isoler
to be isolated → être isolé
David had to be isolated for whooping cough → David a dû être isolé à cause de sa coqueluche.

isolate

vt
(= separate)absondern, isolieren; (Med, Chem) → isolieren; the causes of crime cannot be isolated from social conditionsman kann die Gründe für kriminelles Verhalten nicht von den gesellschaftlichen Verhältnissen gesondert or isoliert betrachten
(= cut off)abschneiden, isolieren; to isolate oneself from other peoplesich (von anderen) abkapseln; to isolate oneself from the outside worldsich isolieren, sich von der Außenwelt zurückziehen
(= pinpoint)herausfinden; essential factorherauskristallisieren

isolate

[ˈaɪsəˌleɪt] vt (gen) (Med) to isolate (from)isolare (da); (pinpoint, cause) → individuare, isolare

isolate

(ˈaisəleit) verb
to separate, cut off or keep apart from others. Several houses have been isolated by the flood water; A child with an infectious disease should be isolated.
ˈisolated adjective
lonely; standing alone.
ˌisoˈlation noun

iso·late

v. aislar, separar.

isolate

vt aislar; to — oneself aislarse
References in classic literature ?
And it is much to be deplored that the place to which you devote so considerable a portion of the whole term of your natural life, should be so sadly destitute of anything approaching to a cosy inhabitiveness, or adapted to breed a comfortable localness of feeling, such as pertains to a bed, a hammock, a hearse, a sentry box, a pulpit, a coach, or any other of those small and snug contrivances in which men temporarily isolate themselves.
Renan; a supreme artist, like Flaubert, has been able to isolate himself, to keep himself out of reach of the clamorous claims of others, to stand 'under the shelter of the wall,' as Plato puts it, and so to realise the perfection of what was in him, to his own incomparable gain, and to the incomparable and lasting gain of the whole world.
There is no sort of wrong deed of which a man can bear the punishment alone; you can't isolate yourself and say that the evil which is in you shall not spread.
God delights to isolate us every day, and hide from us the past and the future.
There seemed, however, a steady attempt to isolate antagonists, to cut them off from their fellows and bear them down, causing a perpetual sailing back and interlacing of these shoaling bulks.
Cassandra's dislike of rational society, she said, was an affectation fast hardening into a prejudice, which would, in the long run, isolate her from all interesting people and pursuits.
If they had been at home, settled at Lowick in ordinary life among their neighbors, the clash would have been less embarrassing: but on a wedding journey, the express object of which is to isolate two people on the ground that they are all the world to each other, the sense of disagreement is, to say the least, confounding and stultifying.
Now, if we are to form a real judgment of the life of the just and unjust, we must isolate them; there is no other way; and how is the isolation to be effected?
Flashman left no slander unspoken, and no deed undone, which could in any way hurt his victims, or isolate them from the rest of the house.
But if we postulate an ideal observer, he will be able to isolate the sensation, and treat this alone as datum.
If Neville's movements are really watched, and if the purpose really is to isolate him from all friends and acquaintance and wear his daily life out grain by grain (which would seem to be the threat to you), does it not appear likely,' said Helena, 'that his enemy would in some way communicate with Mr.
Catherick was in possession of the Secret, I easily understood that it was Sir Percival's interest to keep her at Welmingham, because her character in that place was certain to isolate her from all communication with female neighbours, and to allow her no opportunities of talking incautiously in moments of free intercourse with inquisitive bosom friends.