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island (ˈaɪlənd)
1.  a mass of land that is surrounded by water and is smaller than a continent
2.  See traffic island
3.  anatomy a part, structure, or group of cells distinct in constitution from its immediate surroundingsRelated: insular
4.  to cause to become an island
5.  to intersperse with islands
6.  to place on an island; insulate; isolate
Related: insular
[Old English īgland, from īg island + land; s inserted through influence of isle]

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