The definition of isolate is to separate a person from others and put him by himself, or to separate out a problem to deal with separately, or extracting a part from a hole.(verb)
See isolate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: back-form. < isolated < It isolato, pp. of isolare, to isolate < isola < L insula, island: see isle
See isolate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb i·so·lat·ed, i·so·lat·ing, i·so·lates
Origin: Back-formation from isolated.
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