ALL meanings of isolating

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  • noun isolating (of a language) tending to have each element as an independent word without inflections. 1
  • adjective isolating isolated; alone. 1
  • verb with object isolating to set or place apart; detach or separate so as to be alone. 1
  • verb with object isolating Medicine/Medical. to keep (an infected person) from contact with noninfected persons; quarantine. 1
  • verb with object isolating Chemistry, Bacteriology. to obtain (a substance or microorganism) in an uncombined or pure state. 1
  • verb with object isolating Electricity. to insulate. 1
  • verb with object isolating Television. to single out (a person, action, etc.) for a camera closeup. 1
  • noun isolating a person, thing, or group that is set apart or isolated, as for purposes of study. 1
  • noun isolating Psychology. a person, often shy or lacking in social skills, who avoids the company of others and has no friends within a group. 1
  • noun isolating Biology. an inbreeding population that is isolated from similar populations by physiological, behavioral, or geographic barriers. 1
  • noun isolating Also called language isolate. Linguistics. a language with no demonstrable genetic relationship, as Basque. 1
  • noun isolating something that has been isolated, as a by-product in a manufacturing process: an isolate of soy flour. 1
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