seclude

[si-klood]
verb (used with object), secluded, secluding.
1.
to place in or withdraw into solitude; remove from social contact and activity, etc.
2.
to isolate; shut off; keep apart: They secluded the garden from the rest of the property.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Latin sēclūdere, equivalent to sē- se- + -clūdere, combining form of claudere to close

unsecluding, adjective
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seclude (sɪˈkluːd)
 
vb
1.  to remove from contact with others
2.  to shut off or screen from view
 
[C15: from Latin sēclūdere to shut off, from sē- + claudere to imprison]

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seclude
1451, "to shut up, enclose, confine," from L. secludere "shut off, confine," from se- "apart" (see secret) + -cludere, variant of claudere "to shut" (see close (v.)). Meaning "to remove or guard from public view" is recorded from 1628. Secluded, in ref. to places, is from 1798.
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Example sentences
Architects have to hide them or seclude them on campus away from patients and
  visitors.
May restrain or seclude patients individuals according to accepted policies and
  procedures.
It is secure and they have the ability to seclude or restrain.
The free zone must seclude the construction area from the restricted area.
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