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noun [uncountable] isolation pronunciation in British English /ˌaɪsəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
  1. 1
    the state of being separated from other people, or a situation in which you do not have the support of other people

    She became depressed and experienced an increasing sense of isolation.

    isolation from:

    Isolation from family and friends can lead to feelings of anxiety.

  2. 2
    a situation in which a country or group is alone and without support because other countries or groups stop dealing with it

    How will the country deal with its increasing political isolation?

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