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ISOLATED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does isolated mean? 

ISOLATED (adjective)
  The adjective ISOLATED has 6 senses:

1. not close together in time
2. being or feeling set or kept apart from others
3. marked by separation of or from usually contiguous elements
4. cut off or left behind
5. under forced isolation especially for health reasons
6. remote and separate physically or socially

  Familiarity information: ISOLATED used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ISOLATED (adjective)


Sense 1isolated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not close together in time

Synonyms:

isolated; stray

Context examples:

isolated instances of rebellion / a stray bullet grazed his thigh

Similar:

sporadic (recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances)


Sense 2isolated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being or feeling set or kept apart from others

Synonyms:

set-apart; separated; isolated; detached

Context examples:

she felt detached from the group / could not remain the isolated figure he had been / thought of herself as alone and separated from the others / had a set-apart feeling

Similar:

separate (independent; not united or joint)


Sense 3isolated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by separation of or from usually contiguous elements

Synonyms:

disjunct; isolated

Context example:

little isolated worlds, as abruptly disjunct and unexpected as a palm-shaded well in the Sahara

Similar:

separate (independent; not united or joint)


Sense 4isolated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cut off or left behind

Synonyms:

marooned; stranded; isolated

Context examples:

an isolated pawn / several stranded fish in a tide pool / travelers marooned by the blizzard

Similar:

unaccompanied (without accompaniment or companions)


Sense 5isolated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Under forced isolation especially for health reasons

Synonyms:

quarantined; isolated

Context examples:

a quarantined animal / isolated patients

Similar:

segregated; unintegrated (separated or isolated from others or a main group)


Sense 6isolated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remote and separate physically or socially

Synonyms:

apart; isolated; obscure

Context examples:

existed over the centuries as a world apart / preserved because they inhabited a place apart / tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization / an obscure village

Similar:

unconnected (not joined or linked together)


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