Definition of seclusion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//sɪˈkluːʒn//
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈkluːʒn//
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the state of being private or of having little contact with other people the seclusion and peace of the island He spends much of his time in seclusion in the mountains. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from medieval Latin seclusio(n-), from secludere ‘shut off’, from se- ‘apart’ + claudere ‘to shut’.Extra examples He felt comfortable in the seclusion of the forest. I live very much in seclusion these days. She fled to a life of quiet seclusion, living on a farm in rural Virginia. She liked to sunbathe in the seclusion of her own garden. seclusion from the outside world For the long summer vacation, I prefer the relative seclusion of the countryside. They could hardly wait to get back to the seclusion of their own house.
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