isolate /ˈɑɪ·səˌleɪt/ v [T]
› 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 /ˈɑɪ·səˌleɪ·t̬ɪd/ adj › Only a few isolated cases of measles have been reported. isolation /ˌɑɪ·səˈleɪ·ʃən/ n [U] › The prisoner was kept in isolation for three days.