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  4  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Isolated  \I"so*la`ted\,  a. 
  Placed  or  standing  alone;  detached;  separated  from  others 
 
  {Isolated  point  of  a  curve}.  (Geom.)  See  {Acnode}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  isolated 
  adj  1:  not  close  together  in  time;  "isolated  instances  of 
  rebellion";  "scattered  fire";  "a  stray  bullet  grazed 
  his  thigh"  [syn:  {scattered},  {stray}] 
  2:  being  or  feeling  set  or  kept  apart  from  others  "she  felt 
  detached  from  the  group";  "could  not  remain  the  isolated 
  figure  he  had  been"-  Sherwood  Anderson;  "thought  of 
  herself  as  alone  and  separated  from  the  others";  "had  a 
  set-apart  feeling"  [syn:  {detached},  {separated},  {set-apart}] 
  3:  marked  by  separation  of  or  from  usually  contiguous  elements; 
  "little  isolated  worlds,  as  abruptly  disjunct  and 
  unexpected  as  a  palm-shaded  well  in  the  Sahara"- 
  Scientific  Monthly  [syn:  {disjunct}] 
  4:  cut  off  or  left  behind;  "an  isolated  pawn";  "several 
  stranded  fish  in  a  tide  pool";  "travelers  marooned  by  the 
  blizzard"  [syn:  {marooned},  {stranded}] 
  5:  under  forced  isolation  especially  for  health  reasons;  "a 
  quarantined  animal";  "isolated  patients"  [syn:  {quarantined}] 
  6:  remote  and  separate  physically  or  socially;  "existed  over 
  the  centuries  as  a  world  apart";  "preserved  because  they 
  inhabited  a  place  apart"-  W.H.Hudson;  "tiny  isolated 
  villages  remote  from  centers  of  civilization";  "an  obscure 
  village"  [syn:  {apart(p)},  {obscure}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  isolated 
 
  {compact} 
 
 




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