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isolate +‎ -ive


isolative (comparative more isolative, superlative most isolative)

  1. Relating to, characterized by, or causing isolation.
    • 2001 Oct. 7, Jane Gordon, "Home Computer 101: Parents Set Up Rules," New York Times (retrieved 15 Nov. 2012):
      It's when the computer becomes socially isolative that there's a problem.
    • 2003 April 30, Hazel Muir, "Einstein and Newton showed signs of autism ," New Scientist (retrieved 15 Nov. 2012):
      Impatience with the intellectual slowness of others, narcissism and passion for one's mission in life might combine to make such individuals isolative and difficult.
    • 2005 March 29, "Experts reveal link between sex, drugs and bedroom TVs ," (UK) (retrieved 15 Nov. 2012):
      [W]hile children will tend to watch things that adults do not want them to, TV’s isolative effects are a greater danger.