iso·​lat·​ed | \ ˈī-sə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce isolated (audio) also ˈi- \

Definition of isolated

1 : occurring alone or once : unique
2 : sporadic

Examples of isolated in a Sentence

The town remains a very isolated community. The camp is located in an isolated area. The arrest was an isolated incident in his youth. a few isolated cases of vandalism
Recent Examples on the Web As a consequence of its invasion of Ukraine, Russia has become isolated. Washington Post, 8 Apr. 2022 As its space efforts become more isolated from the West, Russia will likely deepen its relationship with China’s space industry, experts say. Tristan Bove, Fortune, 19 Mar. 2022 America’s neo-isolationists, never a large group even before Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, had become even more isolated. John Mccormack, National Review, 4 Mar. 2022 Leaving a school district is not an option for all LGBTQ students or families, and children who are left behind when others depart will only become more isolated, Hsu said. Jeremy Schwartz, ProPublica, 7 Feb. 2022 Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, North Korea has become even more isolated, imposing border lockdowns that have slowed trade to a trickle and choking off any in-person diplomatic engagements. NBC News, 5 Jan. 2022 Don't Worry Darling is set in the 1950s California desert and takes place in an isolated, utopian community. Leah Campano, Seventeen, 2 May 2022 Nevertheless, someone with active TB needs to stay isolated, and people should wear N95 face masks when in the same room as the person. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 1 May 2022 Mongolia’s countryside is vast, beautiful and isolated. Peng Shepherd, Good Housekeeping, 30 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of isolated

1763, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 May 2022

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“Isolated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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