seclude

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verb se·clude \si-ˈklüd\

Definition of seclude

secluded

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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

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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


SECLUDE Defined for English Language Learners

seclude

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Definition of seclude for English Language Learners

  • : to keep (someone) away from other people



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