/ 5aIsEleIt; `aIsl9et/ v [Tn esp passive 尤用於被动语态, Tn.pr]
~sb/sth (from sb/sth) put or keep sb/sth entirely apart from other people or things; separate sb/sth 使某人[某事物]与他人他事物完全隔离; 孤立某人[某事物]: isolate a problem, ie in order to deal with it separately 将一问题剔出(以便单独处理) * When a person has an infectious disease, he is usually isolated (from other people). 人患传染病时通常要(与他人)隔离. * Several villages have been isolated by heavy snowfalls. 下过大雪後有几个村子与外界隔绝了.
~ sth (from sth) (chemistry 化) separate (a single substance, germ, etc) from its combination with others 将(某物质﹑ 细菌等)从其种群中离析或分离出来: Scientists have isolated the virus causing the epidemic. 科学家们已分离出引起这种流行病的病毒.
> isolated adj
1 separate; single or unique 隔离的; 分离的; 孤立的; 单独的; 独一无二的: an isolated outbreak of smallpox 局部地区的天花病突发 * an isolated case, instance, occurrence, etc 个别的事例﹑ 例子﹑ 现象等.
2 standing alone; solitary 孤立的; 孤独的: an isolated building 独立的建筑物 * lead an isolated existence, eg as a lighthouse-keeper 过着与世隔绝的生活(如灯塔看守人).