seclude

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verb se·clude \si-ˈklüd\

Definition of seclude

secluded

;

secluding

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 obsolete :  to exclude from a privilege, rank, or dignity :  debar

  3. 2 :  to remove or separate from intercourse or outside influence :  isolate

  4. 3 :  shut off, screen

Examples of seclude in a Sentence

  1. He secluded himself in his room to study for the exam.

  2. the patients will be secluded until they are no longer contagious

Origin and Etymology of seclude

Middle English, to cut off (from), from Latin secludere to separate, seclude, from se- apart + claudere to close — more at secede, close


First Known Use: circa 1533


SECLUDE Defined for English Language Learners

seclude

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verb se·clude \si-ˈklüd\

Definition of seclude for English Language Learners

  • : to keep (someone) away from other people



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