Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To detach; insulate; place by itself.

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Usage examples "isolate":

  1. They lower its dignity, they arrest its development, they isolate its affections. - "Modern Substitutes for Christianity", Pearson McAdam Muir.
  2. After two or three days of that singular condition which is no longer life and yet not death, I isolate the patient and, although this is not really necessary to success, I give him a douche which will represent the shower so dear to the able- bodied mollusc. - "The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles", Jean Henri Fabre.
  3. It is a very great mistake to isolate children, especially to separate off one or two children. - "The Story of the Mind", James Mark Baldwin.