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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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 I·so·la·ted a. Placed or standing alone; detached; separated from others.
 Isolated point of a curve. Geom. See Acnode.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: not close together in time; "isolated instances of
             rebellion"; "scattered fire"; "a stray bullet grazed
             his thigh" [syn: scattered, stray]
      2: being or feeling set or kept apart from others; "she felt
         detached from the group"; "could not remain the isolated
         figure he had been"- Sherwood Anderson; "thought of
         herself as alone and separated from the others"; "had a
         set-apart feeling" [syn: detached, separated, set-apart]
      3: marked by separation of or from usually contiguous elements;
         "little isolated worlds, as abruptly disjunct and
         unexpected as a palm-shaded well in the Sahara"-
         Scientific Monthly [syn: disjunct]
      4: cut off or left behind; "an isolated pawn"; "several
         stranded fish in a tide pool"; "travelers marooned by the
         blizzard" [syn: marooned, stranded]
      5: under forced isolation especially for health reasons; "a
         quarantined animal"; "isolated patients" [syn: quarantined]
      6: remote and separate physically or socially; "existed over
         the centuries as a world apart"; "preserved because they
         inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson; "tiny isolated
         villages remote from centers of civilization"; "an obscure
         village" [syn: apart(p), obscure]