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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.
[Middle English secluden, to shut off, from Latin sēclūdere : sē-, apart; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots + claudere, to shut.]
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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]
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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.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin sēclūdere=sē- se- + -clūdere, comb. form of claudere to close]
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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"
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