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isolate

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Pronunciation

Etymology

Back-formation from isolated, from French isolé, from [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] insolato, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] insulatus (cognate with insulate).

Verb

Infinitive
to isolate

Third person singular
isolates

Simple past
isolated

Past participle
isolated

Present participle
isolating

to isolate (third-person singular simple present isolates, present participle isolating, simple past and past participle isolated)
  1. (transitive) To set apart or cut off from others.
  2. (transitive) To place in quarantine or isolation.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To separate a substance in pure form from a mixture.
  4. (transitive) To insulate, or make free of external influence.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To separate a pure strain of bacteria etc. from a mixed culture.
  6. (transitive) To insulate an electrical component from a source of electricity.

Translations

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Noun

Singular
isolate

Plural
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isolate ({{{1}}})
  1. Something that has been isolated.

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Adjective

isolate (plural)[[Category:Template:lang:it adjective forms|isolate]]

  1. Feminine form of isolato.

Verb

isolate [[Category:Template:lang:it verb forms|isolate]]

  1. Second-person plural present tense of isolare.
  2. Second-person plural imperative of isolare.
  3. Feminine plural past participle of isolare.

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