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isolateverb [T]

uk   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 ​animalseparate 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 ​minoritygroups and ​preventintegration.
(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   us   /ˈaɪsəleɪt/
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 ​productdistribution.
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)
Translations of “isolate”
in Spanish aislar…
in Vietnamese cô lập…
in Malaysian terasing…
in Thai แยก (ความคิด, ปัญหา, สถานการณ์)…
in French isoler…
in German isolieren…
in Chinese (Simplified) 隔离, 孤立, 分离…
in Turkish ayırmak, ayrı tutmak, tecrit etmek…
in Russian изолировать, отделять…
in Indonesian memisahkan, mengisolasi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 隔離, 孤立, 分離…
in Polish izolować…
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