What is the meaning of isolated?


  • Place or set apart.
    • usage: "They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates"
  • Obtain in pure form.
    • usage: "The chemist managed to isolate the compound"
  • Set apart from others.
    • usage: "The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"
  • Separate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them.


  • Not close together in time.
    • usage: "isolated instances of rebellion"; "a few stray crumbs"
  • Being or feeling set or kept apart from others.
    • usage: "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"
  • 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
  • Cut off or left behind.
    • usage: "an isolated pawn"; "several stranded fish in a tide pool"; "travelers marooned by the blizzard"
  • Under forced isolation especially for health reasons.
    • usage: "a quarantined animal"; "isolated patients"
  • Remote and separate physically or socially.
    • usage: "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"
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