1. [ verb ] place or set apart
Synonyms: insulate

"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"

Related terms: separate
4. [ verb ] separate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them
Related terms: classify psychology
Similar spelling:   isolated