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Related to seclusive: ill-conceived, round out, potentiate


a. The act of secluding: The judge ordered the seclusion of the jury.
b. The state of being secluded: the seclusion of the desert.
2. Archaic A secluded place or abode.

[Medieval Latin sēclūsiō, sēclūsiōn-, from Latin sēclūsus, past participle of sēclūdere, to seclude; see seclude.]

se·clu′sive (-sĭv, -zĭv) adj.
se·clu′sive·ly adv.
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1. tending to seclude
2. fond of seclusion
seˈclusively adv
seˈclusiveness n
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