iso·late /ˈaɪsəˌlet ||ˈɪ-/
iso·late /ˈaɪsəˌlet/ 及物動詞
I·so·late v. t. [imp. & p. p. Isolated p. pr. & vb. n. Isolating ]
1. To place in a detached situation; to place by itself or alone; to insulate; to separate from others; as, to isolate an infected person from others; to isolate the troublemakers in a classroom.
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 (a substance) from all foreign substances; to make pure; to obtain in a free state; as, to isolate the desired product from a reaction mixture.
v 1: place or set apart; "They isolated the political prisoners
from the other inmates" [syn: insulate]
2: obtain in pure form; "The chemist managed to isolate the
3: set apart from others; "The dentist sequesters the tooth he
is working on" [syn: sequester, sequestrate, keep
apart, set apart]
4: separate (experiences) fromt he emotions relating to them