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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 iso·late /ˈaɪsəˌlet ||ˈɪ-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 iso·late /ˈaɪsəˌlet/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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