isolates|isolated|isolating'aɪsəleɪt verb +place or set apart +obtain in pure form +set apart from others +separate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them
separate, segregate, sequester, cloister, detach, cut off, send to Coventry, ostracize, maroon, exclude, shut out, bar, debar, banish, deport, transport, exile, reject, eject, throw out, expel, shun, spurn, avoid, ignore, snub; quarantine; Colloq cut, give (someone) the cold shoulder:
You cannot isolate a child from the pressures of modern society.
Advanced English Dictionary
+verb[VN] 1 ~ sb / yourself / sth (from sb/sth) to separate sb/sth physically or socially from other people or things: Patients with the disease should be isolated. + He was immediately isolated from the other prisoners. 2 ~ sth (from sth) to separate a part of a situation, problem, idea, etc. so that you can see what it is and deal with it separately: It is possible to isolate a number of factors that contributed to her downfall. 3 ~ sth (from sth) (technical) to separate a single substance, cell, etc. from others so that you can study it: Researchers are still trying to isolate the gene that causes this abnormality.
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