isolation isolation  /ˌaɪ sə ˈleɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a state of separation between persons or groups
  2. (n) a feeling of being disliked and alone
  3. (n) the act of isolating something; setting something apart from others
  4. (n) (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally associated with it
  5. (n) a country's withdrawal from international politics


  1. Social isolation has many well-documented side effects.
  2. Yet isolation remained a problem.
  3. IN THE DARK: Thant believes foreign boycotts have made Rangoons isolation worse.


  1. Touchmark opens Memory Care Wing for residents with dementia, similar conditions

    For people suffering from dementia and other cognitive issues, a comfortable environment is essential to maintaining quality of life and keeping fear, confusion and isolation at bay.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Helena Independent Record

  2. Downtown business owners see decline in sales, share frustrations with Chaparral Street construction

    For those in business, it has been a tough few months with frustrations aimed at their isolation
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times

  3. Ariel Castro is being held in isolation at the Cuyahoga County Jail

    Cuyahoga County Sheriff Frank Bova told reporters this morning that jail officials are checking on Ariel Castro every 10 minutes in his isolation cell.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Sun Press


  1. "The bottom line is that for that strategy to succeed, the international community has to turn up the pressure on Iran with diplomatic isolation, United Nations sanctions and with other financial pressure," Hadley said. "And Iran has to...
    on Dec 3, 2007 By: Stephen Hadley Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. McCormack added: "We hope the Iranian people understand that their leaders need to make a choice between cooperation, which would bring benefits to all, and confrontation, which can only led to further isolation."
    on Jul 19, 2008 By: Sean McCormack Source: Washington Post

  3. "There, as in the Middle East, we must understand that we cannot deal with our problems in isolation," Obama said.
    on Jan 22, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source:

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