What does the word isolate mean?

Usage examples for isolate

  1. They lower its dignity, they arrest its development, they isolate its affections. – Modern Substitutes for Christianity by 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 by 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 by James Mark Baldwin