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iso·la·tion

n 1  :  the action of isolating or condition of being isolated < of a virus>  <put the patient in >   2  :  a segregation of a group of organisms from related forms in such a manner as to prevent crossing  3  :  a psychological defense mechanism consisting of the separating of ideas or memories from the emotions connected with them .
 
 

 
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