American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To set apart or cut off from others.
- v. To place in quarantine.
- v. Chemistry To separate (a substance) in pure form from a combined mixture.
- v. To render free of external influence; insulate.
- v. Microbiology To separate (a pure strain) from a mixed bacterial or fungal culture.
- v. Psychology To separate (experiences or memories) from the emotions relating to them.
- v. Electricity To set apart (a component, circuit, or system) from a source of electricity.
- v. Electricity To insulate or shield.
- adj. Solitary; alone.
- n. A person, thing, or group that has been isolated, as by geographic, ecologic, or social barriers.
- n. Biology A population of bacteria or other cells that has been isolated.
- n. Linguistics A language isolate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To set or place apart; detach or separate so as to be alone: often used reflexively: as, he isolated himself from all society.
- In electricity, same as insulate, 3.
- In chem., to obtain (a substance) free from all its combinations.
- Isolated; detached.
- n. In psychology, a feature or quality abstracted by attention from the complex of qualities constituting an object and considered by itself alone; the result of an analysis of a construct.
- v. transitive To set apart or cut off from others.
- v. transitive To place in quarantine or isolation.
- v. transitive, chemistry To separate a substance in pure form from a mixture.
- v. transitive To insulate, or make free of external influence.
- v. transitive, microbiology To separate a pure strain of bacteria etc. from a mixed culture.
- v. transitive To insulate an electrical component from a source of electricity.
- n. Something that has been isolated.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To place in a detached situation; to place by itself or alone; to insulate; to separate from others.
- v. (Elec.) To insulate. See Insulate.
- v. (Chem.) To separate from all foreign substances; to make pure; to obtain in a free state.
- v. (Microbiol.) To obtain a culture of a microorganism in pure form (from a complex mixture).
- n. Something that has been isolated.
- v. set apart from others
- v. obtain in pure form
- v. place or set apart
- v. separate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them
- Back-formation from isolated, from French isolé, from Italian insolato, from Latin insulatus (cognate with insulate). (Wiktionary)
- Back-formation from isolated. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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