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I"so*late .] [It. isolato, p. p. of isolare to isolate, fr. isola island, L. insula. See 2d Isle, and cf. Insulate.]

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.

To insulate. See Insulate.

3. Chem.

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

 

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