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tr.v. se·clud·ed, se·clud·ing, se·cludes
To set or keep apart, as from social contact with others. See Synonyms at isolate.
1. to remove from contact with others
2. to shut off or screen from view
[C15: from Latin sēclūdere to shut off, from sē- + claudere to shut, imprison]
v.t. -clud•ed, -clud•ing.
1. to remove from social contact and activity; isolate.
2. to shut off; keep apart: They secluded the garden from the rest of the property.
Past participle: secluded
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|Verb||1.||seclude - keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"|
isolate, insulate - place or set apart; "They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates"