Isolate

Definition of Isolate

I´so`late   Pronunciation: ī´sô`lāt or īs´ô`lāt; 277
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Isolated (ī"sô*lā`tĕd); p. pr. & vb. n. Isolating (ī"sô*lā`tĭng).]
1.To place in a detached situation; to place by itself or alone; to insulate; to separate from others; as, to isolate an infected person from others; to isolate the troublemakers in a classroom.
2.(Elec.) To insulate. See Insulate.
3.(Chem.) To separate from all foreign substances; to make pure; to obtain in a free state; as, to isolate the desired product from a reaction mixture.
4.(Microbiol.) To obtain a culture of a microorganism in pure form (from a complex mixture); as, to isolate Eschericia coli from a patient's blood.
n.1.Something that has been isolated; as, an isolate of a powerful antibiotic from a tropical plant; an isolate of tuberculosis bacillus from an infected patient.

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