UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈaɪsəleɪt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/v. ˈaɪsəˌleɪt; n., adj. -lɪt, -ˌleɪt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(v. īsə lāt′, isə-; n., adj. īsə lit, -lāt′, isə-)

Inflections of 'isolate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. isolate [yourself, dangerous prisoners, people, communities]
  2. isolate the [town, city, area]
  3. isolated by [floods, the hurricane, an earthquake]
  4. isolated by [the government, officers, the army, the enemy]
  5. isolated to [avoid, ensure, prevent, secure]
  6. isolated in a [cell, cubicle, room]
  7. isolate him from [others, each other, the population, the rest, civilization]
  8. keep them isolated from [others]
  9. isolate yourself from [the rest of the world, reality]
  10. [dangerous prisoners] have been isolated (from)
  11. isolate (the) [information, factors, data, problem]
  12. isolate [information] by [using, filtering, analyzing, studying]
  13. isolate the cause of the [symptoms, reaction, conflict]
  14. isolate [components, materials] by [screening, heating, cooling, centrifuging]
  15. isolate and [filter, purify, extract]
  16. isolate the [virus, strain]
  1. has become a social isolate
  2. biology: [clinical, molecular, bacterial] isolates
  3. an isolate of soy [flour, milk, beans]

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