self-isolation

noun
self-iso·​la·​tion | \ ˌself-ˌī-sə-ˈlā-shən also ˌi- How to pronounce self-isolation (audio) \

Definition of self-isolation

: the act of isolating or separating oneself or itself from others the country's policy of self-isolation a depressed individual subject to self-isolation

Other Words from self-isolation

self-isolate \ ˌself-​ˈī-​sə-​ˌlāt also  ˈi-​ How to pronounce self-isolate (audio) \ intransitive verb self-isolated; self-isolating; self-isolates
Feelings of shame and a tendency to self-isolate in order to hide the behaviors can result in loss of social support. — Alex Gitterman self-isolated people/countries

First Known Use of self-isolation

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-isolation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-isolation. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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