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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.

isolating

(ˈaɪsəˌleɪtɪŋ)
adj
(Linguistics) linguistics another word for analytic

i•so•lat•ing

(ˈaɪ səˌleɪ tɪŋ, ˈɪs ə-)

adj.
of or designating a language, as Vietnamese, that uses few or no bound forms and in which grammatical relationships are indicated chiefly through word order.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.isolating - relating to or being a language in which each word typically expresses a distinct idea and part of speech and syntactical relations are determined almost exclusively by word order and particles
analytic, uninflected - expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection
Translations

isolating

adj isolating languageisolierende Sprache
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