isolate

[ verb ahy-suh-leyt; noun, adjective ahy-suh-lit, -leyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF isolate
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ISOLATE

But we do not isolate the comic personage as we do the solitary, tragic figure.

Like Hermione, he wished to isolate Vere, to preserve her as she was in character.

The winter seemed to isolate them from the world still more.

You see, I've had to be careful—not to isolate you from life—life as it is.

It seeks to isolate itself from matter and sense, and to assert its independence in thought.

God delights to isolate us every day, and hide from us the past and the future.

He tried to disconnect and isolate their words, but they all seemed to run together.

Can't you isolate some recent key events that can be reversed?

We have identified an element in the sun before we were able to isolate it on the earth.

It is impossible to isolate any function for separate testing.

WORD ORIGIN

by 1786, a new formation from isolated (q.v.).

As a noun from 1890, from earlier adjectival use (1819).

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