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Dictionary definition for: Isolated

1. (s) not close together in time; "isolated instances of rebellion" "scattered fire" "a stray bullet grazed his thigh"

2. (s) 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"

3. (s) 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

4. (s) cut off or left behind; "an isolated pawn" "several stranded fish in a tide pool" "travelers marooned by the blizzard"

5. (s) under forced isolation especially for health reasons; "a quarantined animal" "isolated patients"

6. (s) 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"

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