vt, -lat*ed -lat*ing : to set apart from others: as a : to separate (one with a contagious disease) from others not similarly infected b : to separate (as a chemical compound) from all other substances : obtain pure or in a free state
n 1 : an individual (as a spore or single organism), a viable part of an organism (as a cell), or a strain that has been isolated (as from diseased tissue, contaminated water, or the air) : also : a pure culture produced from such an isolate 2 : a relatively homogeneous population separated from related populations by geographic, biologic, or social factors or by human intervention 3 : a socially withdrawn individual .
Similar sounding terms: is·let Iso·lette
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