Definition of isolated adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    isolated

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈaɪsəleɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈaɪsəleɪtɪd//
     
    House location
     
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  1. 1(of buildings and places) far away from any others synonym remote isolated rural areas Wordfinderisolated, location, neighbourhood, outskirts, provincial, residential, rough, rural, suburban, urban See related entries: House location
  2. 2without much contact with other people or other countries I felt very isolated in my new job. Elderly people easily become socially isolated. The decision left the country isolated from its allies.
  3. 3single; happening once The police said the attack was an isolated incident.
  4. Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from French isolé, from Italian isolato, from late Latin insulatus ‘made into an island’, from Latin insula ‘island’.Extra examples The President is looking increasingly isolated from the whole agenda. Unless a compromise could be reached the country would be diplomatically isolated on this issue. Without help, many elderly people would be left isolated. a child who is isolated from other children a culturally isolated community an apparently isolated incident It can be a lonely, isolated life on a farm.
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