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isolate

verb [T] uk   /ˈaɪ.sə.leɪt/ us  
to separate something from other things with which it is connected or mixed: A high wall isolated the house from the rest of the village. They tried to isolate (= find) the cause of the problem. specialized Virus particles were eventually isolated from the tissue. to keep a person or animal separate from other people or animals by putting them in a different place: He was isolated from all the other prisoners. to put a person, country, or organization in a situation where they are seen as being separate : This policy will isolate minority groups and prevent integration.
Translations of “isolate”
in Spanish aislar…
in French isoler…
in German isolieren…
in Chinese (Traditional) 隔離, 孤立, 分離…
in Russian изолировать, отделять…
in Turkish ayırmak, ayrı tutmak, tecrit etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 隔离, 孤立, 分离…
in Polish izolować…
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