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adjective isolated pronunciation in British English /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.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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