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ISOLATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does isolate mean? 

ISOLATE (verb)
  The verb ISOLATE has 4 senses:

1. place or set apart
2. obtain in pure form
3. set apart from others
4. separate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them

  Familiarity information: ISOLATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ISOLATE (verb)


Sense 1isolate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place or set apart

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

isolate; insulate

Context example:

They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates

Hypernyms (to "isolate" is one way to...):

discriminate; separate; single out (treat differently on the basis of sex or race)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "isolate"):

segregate (separate or isolate (one thing) from another and place in a group apart from others)

ghettoise; ghettoize (put in a ghetto)

cloister (seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister)

seclude; sequester; sequestrate; withdraw (keep away from others)

quarantine (place into enforced isolation, as for medical reasons)

maroon (leave stranded on a desert island without resources)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2isolate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Obtain in pure form

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The chemist managed to isolate the compound

Hypernyms (to "isolate" is one way to...):

acquire; get (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract)

Domain category:

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "isolate"):

preisolate (isolate beforehand)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3isolate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Set apart from others

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

keep apart; sequestrate; set apart; isolate; sequester

Context example:

The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on

Hypernyms (to "isolate" is one way to...):

disunite; divide; part; separate (force, take, or pull apart)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4isolate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Separate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Hypernyms (to "isolate" is one way to...):

assort; class; classify; separate; sort; sort out (arrange or order by classes or categories)

Domain category:

psychological science; psychology (the science of mental life)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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