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noun 
  1. Something that has been isolated.
Translations: 
  • Spanish: (t, es, aislante, m)
    (trans-bottom)
verb (isolates, isolating, isolated, isolated)
  1. (transitive) To set apart or cut off from others.
  2. (transitive) To place in quarantine or isolation.
  3. (context, transitive, chemistry) To separate a substance in pure form from a mixture.
  4. (transitive) To insulate, or make free of external influence.
  5. (context, transitive, microbiology) To separate a pure strain of bacteria etc. from a mixed culture.
  6. (transitive) To insulate an electrical component from a source of electricity.
Translations: 
  • Italian: isolare(it)
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom) (ttbc-top)
Etymology: (back-form, isolated, nodot=5), from (term, isolé, lang=fr), from (term, insolato, lang=it), from (term, insulatus, lang=la) (cognate with (term, insulate)).


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