- 1 the act of separating someone or 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. the isolation of the polio virus
- 2isolation (from somebody/something) the state of being alone or lonely Many unemployed people experience feelings of isolation and depression. Idioms
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separately; alone To make sense, these figures should not be looked at in isolation. Words are pronounced differently in isolation from how they are pronounced in context.
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