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adjective British English pronunciation: isolated /ˈaɪsəˌleɪtɪd/

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  1. 2
    happening only once, or existing only in one place

    Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident.

  2. 3
    feeling alone and unhappy, with no friends to support you

    She has a very isolated existence.

    feel isolated:

    Many victims feel isolated and unable to talk about their experiences.

    1. a.
      used about countries and organizations that others refuse to deal with

      During the Franco era, Spain was politically isolated from most of its neighbours.

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