isolation noun definition in Ailments and diseases topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Ailments and diseases topic
the act of separating somebody/something; the state of being separate geographical isolation an isolation hospital/ward (= for people with infectious diseases) isolation (from somebody/something) The country has been threatened with complete isolation from the international community unless the atrocities stop. He lives in splendid isolation (= far from, or in a superior position to, everyone else). the isolation of the polio virus