Se·clude v. t. [imp. & p. p. Secluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Secluding.]
1. To shut up apart from others; to withdraw into, or place in, solitude; to separate from society or intercourse with others.
Let Eastern tyrants from the light of heaven
Seclude their bosom slaves. --Thomson.
2. To shut or keep out; to exclude. [Obs.]
-- Se*clud*ed*ly, adv. -- Se*clud*ed*ness, n.
v : keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study
to write a book" [syn: sequester, sequestrate, withdraw]