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Adjective: isolating  'I-su,ley-ting
  1. Relating to or being a language in which each word typically expresses a distinct idea and part of speech and syntactical relations are determined almost exclusively by word order and particles
    "The difference is the innate isolating mechanism"
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

See also: analytic, uninflected

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

Encyclopedia: Isolating