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i·so·la·tion

isolation

 
 
pronunciation:
aI s leI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of setting apart, or the state of being set apart from other things or people.
He was living in almost complete isolation in a cabin in the mountains.
 
similar words:
solitude
definition 2: the complete separation of a person who is infected with a contagious disease, or the state of being separated from other people in this way.
Isolation was necessary to prevent the disease from spreading.The infected passengers were put in isolation.
similar words:
quarantine