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Verb: isolate  'I-su,leyt
  1. Separate in order to protect or prevent interaction
    "They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates";
    - insulate
  2. (chemistry) obtain in pure form
    "The chemist managed to isolate the compound"
  3. Set apart from others
    "The dentist isolates the tooth he is working on";
    - sequester, sequestrate, keep apart, set apart
  4. (psychology) separate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them

Derived forms: isolated, isolates, isolating

Type of: acquire, assort, class, classify, discriminate, disunite, divide, get, part, separate, single out, sort, sort out

Encyclopedia: Isolate