isolated

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adjective iso·lat·ed \ˈī-sə-ˌlā-təd also ˈi-\

Definition of isolated

  1. 1 :  occurring alone or once :  unique

  2. 2 :  sporadic

Examples of isolated in a Sentence

  1. The town remains a very isolated community.

  2. The camp is located in an isolated area.

  3. The arrest was an isolated incident in his youth.

  4. a few isolated cases of vandalism

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First Known Use of isolated

1763


ISOLATED Defined for English Language Learners

isolated

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Definition of isolated for English Language Learners

  • : separate from others

  • : happening just once

  • : happening in different places and at different times



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