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isolate

verb [T]  /ˈɑɪ·səˌleɪt/ us  
to separate something from other things, or to keep something separate: They tried to isolate the cause of the problem. A high wall isolated the house from the rest of the neighborhood.
isolated
adjective  /ˈɑɪ·səˌleɪ·t̬ɪd/ us  
Only a few isolated cases of measles have been reported.
isolation
noun [U]  /ˌɑɪ·səˈleɪ·ʃən/ us  
The prisoner was kept in isolation for three days.
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