What does isolate mean?

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ˈaɪ səˌleɪt; sometimes ˈɪs ə-; -lɪt, -ˌleɪtiso·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. isolate, insulateverb

    place or set apart

    "They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates"

  2. isolateverb

    obtain in pure form

    "The chemist managed to isolate the compound"

  3. sequester, sequestrate, keep apart, set apart, isolateverb

    set apart from others

    "The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"

  4. isolateverb

    separate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them

GCIDE

  1. Isolateverb

    (Microbiol.) To obtain a culture of a microorganism in pure form (from a complex mixture); as, to isolate Eschericia coli from a patient's blood.

    Etymology: [It. isolato, p. p. of isolare to isolate, fr. isola island, L. insula. See 2d Isle, and cf. Insulate.]

  2. Isolateverb

    To place in a detached situation; to place by itself or alone; to insulate; to separate from others; as, to isolate an infected person from others; to isolate the troublemakers in a classroom.

    Etymology: [It. isolato, p. p. of isolare to isolate, fr. isola island, L. insula. See 2d Isle, and cf. Insulate.]

  3. Isolateverb

    (Chem.) To separate (a substance) from all foreign substances; to make pure; to obtain in a free state; as, to isolate the desired product from a reaction mixture.

    Etymology: [It. isolato, p. p. of isolare to isolate, fr. isola island, L. insula. See 2d Isle, and cf. Insulate.]

  4. Isolatenoun

    Something that has been isolated; as, an isolate of a powerful antibiotic from a tropical plant; an isolate of tuberculosis bacillus from an infected patient.

Wiktionary

  1. isolatenoun

    Something that has been isolated.

    Etymology: from isolé, from insolato, from insulatus (cognate with insulate).

  2. isolateverb

    To set apart or cut off from others.

    Etymology: from isolé, from insolato, from insulatus (cognate with insulate).

  3. isolateverb

    To place in quarantine or isolation.

    Etymology: from isolé, from insolato, from insulatus (cognate with insulate).

  4. isolateverb

    To separate a substance in pure form from a mixture.

    Etymology: from isolé, from insolato, from insulatus (cognate with insulate).

  5. isolateverb

    To insulate, or make free of external influence.

    Etymology: from isolé, from insolato, from insulatus (cognate with insulate).

  6. isolateverb

    To separate a pure strain of bacteria etc. from a mixed culture.

    Etymology: from isolé, from insolato, from insulatus (cognate with insulate).

  7. isolateverb

    To insulate an electrical component from a source of electricity.

    Etymology: from isolé, from insolato, from insulatus (cognate with insulate).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Isolateverb

    to place in a detached situation; to place by itself or alone; to insulate; to separate from others

    Etymology: [It. isolato, p. p. of isolare to isolate, fr. isola island, L. insula. See 2d Isle, and cf. Insulate.]

  2. Isolateverb

    to insulate. See Insulate

    Etymology: [It. isolato, p. p. of isolare to isolate, fr. isola island, L. insula. See 2d Isle, and cf. Insulate.]

  3. Isolateverb

    to separate from all foreign substances; to make pure; to obtain in a free state

    Etymology: [It. isolato, p. p. of isolare to isolate, fr. isola island, L. insula. See 2d Isle, and cf. Insulate.]

Freebase

  1. Isolate

    Isolate is the second full-length studio album by the Norwegian progressive metal band Circus Maximus. The album was released on October 24, 2007 in Japan, August, 2007 in Europe and September 4, 2007 in the US. The cover-art for the album as well as a sample track containing an excerpt from the song "Wither", was released by the band on May 29, 2007 on the official Circus Maximus website. Like its former album, Isolate contains the same number of tracks and also track 4 is an Instrumental. Isolate is also the first album to feature new keyboardist Lasse Finbråten after Espen Storø's departure at the end of recording of The 1st Chapter. Lasse Finbråten added more keyboard/synthesizer sounds to the album in both soloing and overall use. This is different to the previous album as Espen Storø's sound centered around the use of the piano. The album entered the Norwegian national charts at number 70 in August, 2007.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Isolate

    ī′so-lāt, or is′o-lāt, v.t. to place in a detached situation, like an island.—adj. Is′olable (chem.), capable of being separated from any other substance: capable of being obtained pure.—n. Isolā′tion. [It. isolareisola—L. insula, an island.]

Entomology

  1. Isolate

    to separate out from others; occurring alone.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'isolate' in Verbs Frequency: #775

Anagrams for isolate »

  1. aeolist, et alios

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of isolate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of isolate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of isolate in a Sentence

  1. Ian Buruma:

    To isolate the revolutionary ideologues and their killers we must gain the trust of the majority of Muslims, this can only happen if they are treated as equal citizens, not just in theory, and have access to decent education and jobs.

  2. Gulshan Sachdeva:

    In the present circumstances, when Europe is trying to isolate Russia, Putin wants to show that he has friends in the world, modi and Putin are similar leaders. They like to announce big schemes.

  3. Greg Louganis:

    I felt I was living on an island with barely a phone for communication to the outside world, because that's what secrets do, they isolate you.

  4. Delia Salvatierra:

    Every single client that I have had in custody during this time has had Covid. Not one has escaped it, i think from( the Department of Homeland Security) point of view, they're doing what they can to isolate individuals but the problem starts much earlier. It starts from co-mingling people. There's no safe way to maintain people in a closed environment, when people are coming in and out, such as the guards and staff.

  5. Corbin Kunst:

    Our story, we want to use it to show people that we need to be looking at our immigration issues from an environmental but also humanitarian standpoint, we do not benefit when we isolate ourselves.

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