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isolation

i·so·la·tion

isolation

 
pronunciation:
aI s leI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of isolating or state of being isolated.
He was living in almost complete isolation in a cabin in the mountains.
 
similar words:
quarantine, seclusion, solitary, solitude
definition 2: the complete separation of an infectious person from other people, or the state of being thus separated.
Isolation was necessary to prevent the disease from spreading.The infected passengers were put in isolation.
similar words:
quarantine
definition 3: separation of one nation from the affairs of other nations.
Most Americans preferred isolation at the time and were not anxious for the country to involve itself in another war.