|1.||[ verb ] place or set apart|
"They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates"
|Related terms:||discriminate seclude cloister maroon ghettoize segregate quarantine insulation|
|2.||[ verb ] (chemistry) obtain in pure form, in chemistry or medicine|
"The chemist managed to isolate the compound"
|Related terms:||get preisolate chemistry|
|3.||[ verb ] set apart from others|
|Synonyms:||set_apart sequestrate keep_apart sequester|
"The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"
|4.||[ verb ] separate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them|
|Related terms:||classify psychology|