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isolate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Isolate  \I"so*late\  (?;  277),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Isolated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Isolating}.]  [It.  isolato,  p.  p.  of  isolare  to 
  isolate,  fr  isola  island,  L.  insula.  See  2d  {Isle},  and  cf 
  {Insulate}.] 
  1.  To  place  in  a  detached  situation;  to  place  by  itself  or 
  alone;  to  insulate;  to  separate  from  others 
 
  Short  isolated  sentences  were  the  mode  in  which 
  ancient  wisdom  delighted  to  convey  its  precepts. 
  --Bp. 
  Warburton 
 
  2.  (Elec.)  To  insulate.  See  {Insulate}. 
 
  3.  (Chem.)  To  separate  from  all  foreign  substances;  to  make 
  pure;  to  obtain  in  a  free  state. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  isolate 
  v  1:  place  or  set  apart;  "They  isolated  the  political  prisoners 
  from  the  other  inmates"  [syn:  {insulate}] 
  2:  obtain  in  pure  form  in  chemistry  or  medicine 
  3:  set  apart  from  others  "The  dentist  sequesters  the  tooth  he 
  is  working  on"  [syn:  {sequester},  {sequestrate},  {keep 
  apart},  {set  apart}] 




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