isolated

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Isolated is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
isolate

Third-person singular
isolates

Past tense
isolated

Past participle
isolated

Present participle
isolating

  1. If you isolate something, you make it so that it does not or cannot contact certain other things.
    We went to isolate ourselves from everyday worries.
    The prisoner was isolated to protect him from attack.
    Britain is isolated from the rest of Europe by the Channel.

Related words[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
isolated

Comparative
more isolated

Superlative
most isolated

  1. If something is isolated it is alone.
    As she got older and her friends moved away, she became more and more isolated.