[ US /ˈaɪsəˌɫeɪt/ ]
  1. place or set apart
    They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates
  2. obtain in pure form
    The chemist managed to isolate the compound
  3. set apart from others
    The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on
  4. separate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them
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How To Use isolate In A Sentence

  • Prior to the 19th century, the region's social structure - outside of a few major cities, including Baghdad - was organized primarily around relatively isolated tribal confederations.
  • A few talented writers en dowed with originality and exceptional animation, a few brilliant efforts, isolated, without following, interrupted and recommenced, did not suffice to endow a nation with a solid and imposing basis of literary wealth. Literary and Philosophical Essays: French, German and Italian
  • DNAs were isolated from individuals that were homozygous for recombinant haplotypes.
  • The star in question, KIC 05807616, has a rather interesting description: "a seemingly isolated pulsating hot B subdwarf. Ars Technica
  • As the last country in the world to abolish slavery, only in 1888, temporary slavery due to indebtedness and forced labour has continued and been combated regularly by Government in isolated regions, where the arms of the justice system face a demographic challenge. Global Voices in English » Brazil: Fighting contemporary slavery
  • Some small villages in the northern Andes were left isolated as roads were blocked by slides.
  • So, in the next article in this series we'll explore Vim's simple plug-in architecture, which allows you to factor out parts of your .vimrc and isolate them in separate modules.
  • They found it difficult to cleanly isolate this property as an aspect.
  • Noradrenaline decreased I_(K) distinctly. Isoprenaline and acetylcholine showed no effect on I_(K) in isolated rat hepatocytes.
  • Some of these isolated populations are subject to predation, others to starvation, flooding, severe winters or summer drought.
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