[ UK /ˈa‍ɪsəlˌe‍ɪtɪd/ ]
[ US /ˈaɪsəˌɫeɪtəd, ˈaɪsəˌɫeɪtɪd/ ]
  1. being or feeling set or kept apart from others
    she felt detached from the group
    could not remain the isolated figure he had been
    had a set-apart feeling
    thought of herself as alone and separated from the others
  2. remote and separate physically or socially
    preserved because they inhabited a place apart
    tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization
    an obscure village
    existed over the centuries as a world apart
  3. cut off or left behind
    travelers marooned by the blizzard
    several stranded fish in a tide pool
    an isolated pawn
  4. marked by separation of or from usually contiguous elements
    little isolated worlds, as abruptly disjunct and unexpected as a palm-shaded well in the Sahara
  5. not close together in time
    a few stray crumbs
    isolated instances of rebellion
  6. under forced isolation especially for health reasons
    isolated patients
    a quarantined animal
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How To Use isolated 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.
  • 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.
  • The spirochaete responsible for syphilis was only isolated in 1905 by the German zoologist Fritz Schaudinn.
  • Thousands of miles of unspoilt coastline, isolated and untouched lakes and pristine mountain ranges are there for the discovering.
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