ALL meanings of isolator

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  • noun isolator An electrical device that detects short circuits and isolates them. 1
  • verb with object isolator to set or place apart; detach or separate so as to be alone. 1
  • verb with object isolator Medicine/Medical. to keep (an infected person) from contact with noninfected persons; quarantine. 1
  • verb with object isolator Chemistry, Bacteriology. to obtain (a substance or microorganism) in an uncombined or pure state. 1
  • verb with object isolator Electricity. to insulate. 1
  • verb with object isolator Television. to single out (a person, action, etc.) for a camera closeup. 1
  • noun isolator a person, thing, or group that is set apart or isolated, as for purposes of study. 1
  • noun isolator 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 isolator Biology. an inbreeding population that is isolated from similar populations by physiological, behavioral, or geographic barriers. 1
  • noun isolator Also called language isolate. Linguistics. a language with no demonstrable genetic relationship, as Basque. 1
  • noun isolator something that has been isolated, as a by-product in a manufacturing process: an isolate of soy flour. 1
  • adjective isolator isolated; alone. 1
  • noun isolator An isolator is a mechanical switching device that, in the open position, allows for isolation of the input and output of a device. 0
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