They also insulate and isolate conservatives from real-world policy debates.
Backed by NATO solidarity and economic sanctions with teeth, it just might isolate Putin enough that he backs off.
JUDNICK: My reaction is so visceral that I immediately, like you, isolate myself so I can breathe.
The move would serve to isolate Israel but would likely have few practical consequences.
He will use immigration to try to isolate Republicans from Hispanic and Asian voters.
You see, I've had to be careful—not to isolate you from life—life as it is.
But we do not isolate the comic personage as we do the solitary, tragic figure.
Kennedy also obtained alkaloidal reactions, but failed to isolate the body giving these reactions.
God delights to isolate us every day, and hide from us the past and the future.
The swinging doors through the butler's pantry are propped open so as not to isolate the cooks and the supper begins.
by 1786, a new formation from isolated (q.v.).
The translation of this work is well performed, excepting that fault from which few translations are wholly exempt, and which is daily tending to corrupt our language, the adoption of French expressions. We have here evasion for escape, twice or more times repeated; brigands very frequently; we have the unnecessary and foolish word isolate; and, if we mistake not, paralize, which at least has crept in through a similar channel. Translators cannot be too careful on this point, as it is a temptation to which they are constantly exposed. ["The British Critic," April 1799]As a noun from 1890, from earlier adjectival use (1819).
isolate i·so·late (ī'sə-lāt')
v. i·so·lat·ed, i·so·lat·ing, i·so·lates
To set apart or cut off from others.
To place in quarantine.
To separate a pure strain from a mixed bacterial or fungal culture.
To separate or remove a chemical substance out of a combined mixture.
To separate experiences or memories from the emotions relating to them.