|1.||to place apart; cause to be alone|
|2.||med to quarantine (a person or animal) having or suspected of having a contagious disease|
|3.||to obtain (a compound) in an uncombined form|
|4.||to obtain pure cultures of (bacteria, esp those causing a particular disease)|
|5.||electronics to prevent interaction between (circuits, components, etc); insulate|
|6.||an isolated person or group|
|[C19: back formation from isolated, via Italian from Latin insulātus, literally: made into an island; see |
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.