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isolateverb [T]

uk   /ˈaɪ.sə.leɪt/ us   /ˈaɪ.sə.leɪt/
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.
(Definition of isolate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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isolateverb [T]

us   /ˈɑɪ·səˌleɪt/
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 us   /ˈɑɪ·səˌleɪ·t̬ɪd/
Only a few isolated cases of measles have been reported.
isolation
noun [U] us   /ˌɑɪ·səˈleɪ·ʃən/
The prisoner was kept in isolation for three days.
(Definition of isolate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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isolateverb [T]

uk   /ˈaɪsəleɪt/ us  
to separate something or someone from other things or people with which they are joined are mixed, or to keep them separate: We need to isolate the problem with our product distribution.
POLITICS to keep a company or country from doing business in the usual way: Despite American efforts to isolate the country, Europeans still travel and trade there freely.isolate sb/yourself from sth There is no way you can isolate yourself from politics unless you isolate yourself from society.
(Definition of isolate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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