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  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]: 
 
  isolating 
  adj  :  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  [syn:  {isolating(a)}] 




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