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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]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Placed or standing apart or alone; in isolation.


in isolation
  • Greek: απομονωμένος (apomonoménos), μοναχικός (monachikós)
  • Portuguese: isolado , isolada


  1. past of isolate

Extensive Definition

The term Isolation may refer to:
In politics
In games and entertainment
In other uses

See also

isolated in Bulgarian: Изолация
isolated in Czech: Izolace
isolated in German: Isolierung
isolated in Spanish: Aislamiento
isolated in French: Isolation
isolated in Dutch: Isolatie
isolated in Japanese: アイソレーション
isolated in Japanese: 孤立
isolated in Russian: Изоляция

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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