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- (verb) IPA(key): /ˈaɪ.sə.leɪt/
Audio (US) (file)
- (noun) IPA(key): /ˈaɪ.sə.lət/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- Hyphenation: i‧so‧late
- (transitive) To set apart or cut off from others.
- (transitive) To place in quarantine or isolation.
- (transitive, chemistry) To separate a substance in pure form from a mixture.
- (transitive) To insulate, or make free of external influence.
- (transitive, microbiology) To separate a pure strain of bacteria etc. from a mixed culture.
- (transitive) To insulate an electrical component from a source of electricity.
- (intransitive) To self-isolate.
- (place in isolation): quarantine (medical reasons)
- (place oneself in isolation): self-quarantine (medical reasons)
transitive: to set apart or cut off from others
transitive: to place in quarantine or isolation
transitive, chemistry: to separate a substance in pure form from a mixture
transitive: to insulate, or make free of external influence
transitive, microbiology: to separate a pure strain of bacteria etc. from a mixed culture
transitive: to insulate an electrical component from a source of electricity
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isolate (plural isolates)
- Something that has been isolated.
something that has been isolated
isolate (not comparable)
- (literary) isolated.
- 1923, D.H. Lawrence, Kangaroo, chapter XII:
- He said in his heart, the day his beard was shaven he was beaten, lost. He identified it with his isolate manhood.
- isolatable (adjective)
- isolated (adjective)
- isolating (adjective)
- isolation (noun)
- isolationism (noun)
- isolative (adjective)
- isolator (noun)
isolate f pl