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English definition of “cloistered”

cloistered

adjective uk   /ˈklɔɪ.stəd/ us    /-stɚd/

cloistered adjective (SEPARATE)

separated from and communicating little with the outside world: These academics lead such a cloistered life/existence.Separateness and isolation in spaceAlone

cloistered adjective (COVERED)

surrounded by covered passages: a cloistered courtyardGardens and yards
(Definition of cloistered from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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