isolate

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EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from isolated, from French isolé, from Italian insolato, from Latin insulatus (cognate with insulate).

VerbEdit

isolate (third-person singular simple present isolates, present participle isolating, simple past and past participle isolated)

  1. (transitive) To set apart or cut off from others.
  2. (transitive) To place in quarantine or isolation.
  3. (transitive, chemistry) To separate a substance in pure form from a mixture.
  4. (transitive) To insulate, or make free of external influence.
  5. (transitive, microbiology) To separate a pure strain of bacteria etc. from a mixed culture.
  6. (transitive) To insulate an electrical component from a source of electricity.

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NounEdit

isolate (plural isolates)

  1. Something that has been isolated.

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ParticipleEdit

isolate

  1. past participle of isolar

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AdjectiveEdit

isolate (plural)

  1. feminine form of isolato

VerbEdit

isolate

  1. second-person plural present of isolare
  2. second-person plural imperative of isolare
  3. feminine plural past participle of isolare

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