Isolate

What is Isolate ?

Isolate is (verb) 1. to put something or someone in a place alone Violent prisoners are usually isolated from the others. 2. to separate a chemical substance from a compound, to identify a single virus or bacterium among many Doctors have isolated a new form of the flu virus. Scientists have been able to isolate the substance which causes the disease.

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level