Definition of seclude in English:


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Pronunciation: /sɪˈkluːd


[with object]
Keep (someone) away from other people: I secluded myself up here for a life of study and meditation
More example sentences
  • The government has a legitimate, compelling interest in secluding these men and denying them access to the outside world.
  • Staff gave several explanations for feeling anxiety while restraining or secluding a patient.
  • In contrast, a wall with high windows in India secludes the family from the stranger's gaze.


late Middle English (in the sense 'obstruct access to'): from Latin secludere, from se- 'apart' + claudere 'to shut'.

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