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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ahy-suh-ley-tid, is-uh-]
    • /ˈaɪ səˌleɪ tɪd, ˈɪs ə-/
    • /ˈaɪ.sə.leɪ.tɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ahy-suh-ley-tid, is-uh-]
    • /ˈaɪ səˌleɪ tɪd, ˈɪs ə-/

Definitions of isolated word

  • abbreviation Technical meaning of ISOLATED compact 3
  • adjective isolated isolated; alone. 1
  • verb with object isolated to set or place apart; detach or separate so as to be alone. 1
  • verb with object isolated Medicine/Medical. to keep (an infected person) from contact with noninfected persons; quarantine. 1
  • verb with object isolated Chemistry, Bacteriology. to obtain (a substance or microorganism) in an uncombined or pure state. 1
  • verb with object isolated Electricity. to insulate. 1

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Origin of isolated

First appearance:

before 1755
One of the 47% newest English words
1755-65; < French isolé isolated (< Italian; see isolato); see -ate1, -ed2

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Parts of speech for Isolated


isolated popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

isolated usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for isolated

adjective isolated

  • remote — far apart; far distant in space; situated at some distance away: the remote jungles of Brazil.
  • cut off — If you cut something off, you remove it with a knife or a similar tool.
  • inaccessible — not accessible; unapproachable.
  • lonely — affected with, characterized by, or causing a depressing feeling of being alone; lonesome.
  • out-of-the-way — remote from much-traveled, frequented, or populous regions; secluded: an out-of-the-way inn up in the hills.

adverb isolated

  • shag — this dance step.
  • by oneselfbe oneself, to be in one's normal state of mind or physical condition. to be unaffected and sincere: One makes more friends by being oneself than by putting on airs.
  • unassisted — to give support or aid to; help: Please assist him in moving the furniture.
  • unaided — to provide support for or relief to; help: to aid the homeless victims of the fire.
  • solitarily — alone; without companions; unattended: a solitary passer-by.

Antonyms for isolated

adjective isolated

  • nearby — close at hand; not far off; adjacent; neighboring: a nearby village.
  • common — If something is common, it is found in large numbers or it happens often.
  • close — When you close something such as a door or lid or when it closes, it moves so that a hole, gap, or opening is covered.
  • open — not closed or barred at the time, as a doorway by a door, a window by a sash, or a gateway by a gate: to leave the windows open at night.
  • cherished — clung to, esp when fulfilment is unlikely

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