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Meaning of isolation

i•so•la•tion

Pronunciation: (ī"su-lā'shun, is"u-), [key]
— n.
  1. an act or instance of isolating.
  2. the state of being isolated.
  3. the complete separation from others of a person suffering from contagious or infectious disease; quarantine.
  4. the separation of a nation from other nations by isolationism.
  5. a process whereby an idea or memory is divested of its emotional component.
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Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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