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Definitions of Isolate

Pronunciation : I"so*late
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [It. isolato, p. p. of isolare to isolate, fr. isola island, L. insula. See 2d Isle, and cf. Insulate.]
Definition : 1. To place in a detached situation; to place by itself or alone; to insulate; to separate from others. Short isolated sentences were the mode in which ancient wisdom delighted to convey its precepts. Bp. Warburton.

2. (Elec.)

Defn: To insulate. See Insulate.

3. (Chem.)

Defn: To separate from all foreign substances; to make pure; to obtain in a free state.

t. [imp. & p. p. Isolated; p. pr. & vb. n. Isolating.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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