self-isolation

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

Definition of self-isolation

: the act of isolating or separating oneself or itself from others the country's policy of self-isolation "Unfortunately, people with depression are notorious for self-isolation. They tend to retract from social connection, which is often the very thing they need in order to feel better," says Dr. [Pam] Garcy.PRWeb Newswire Many high-level British officials are in self-isolation with coronavirus symptoms.— Kim Hjelmgaard

First Known Use of self-isolation

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-isolation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-isolation. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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