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isolate

Pronunciation: /ˈaɪsəleɪt/

Translation of isolate in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (keep apart) to isolate sth/sb (from sth/sb) aislar* algo/a algn (de algo/algn)
    Example sentences
    • First of all, we put ourselves in a position where we were really isolated from our friends and family.
    • We were well isolated from the run-down neighborhoods and troubled conditions of the city.
    • We are really isolated from the rest of our planet.
  • 2 2.1 (pick out, separate) [cause/problem] aislar* to isolate sth from sth separar or desligar* algo de algo the act cannot be isolated from its consequences el acto no se puede desligar de sus consecuencias 2.2 (in technical senses) [virus/substance/circuit] aislar*
    Example sentences
    • How are connections to customer networks isolated?
    • Gas and electricity engineers were called to isolate the supplies.
    • In event of a thermal runaway, electrical power should be isolated, and no attempt should be made to handle or move the battery for at least 30 minutes.
    Example sentences
    • But first, they had to isolate the compound in pure form.
    • However, it was not until the early nineteenth century that these compounds were reproducibly isolated and analyzed.
    • Total yeast RNA was isolated by hot phenol extraction.
    Example sentences
    • The goal is to identify and isolate three dozen such targets that could be destroyed by precision strikes.
    • Once that trend is identified, we can isolate the cause through other means and look at ways of addressing more specific problems.
    • To reach the right solution, isolate what's causing the problem.

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