isolated

isolate i‧so‧late [ˈaɪsəleɪt] verb [transitive]
1. to prevent a country or company from getting support or business from other countries or companies, so that it becomes weaker:

• Efforts to isolate North Korea financially through targeted measures appeared to be working.

2. to separate something so that it can be dealt with by itself, rather than affecting the whole of a business, market etc:

• After isolating the problem, investigate it as quickly as possible and resolve it.

— isolation noun [uncountable] :

• Inflation cannot be addressed in isolation from other economic problems.

— isolated adjective :

• The regime has become increasingly isolated.

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isolated UK US /ˈaɪsəleɪtɪd/ adjective
not near other things or people of the same kind: »

geographically/politically/socially isolated

isolated island/village »

You have brought the resources of the modern world to that isolated village.

happening alone, separately, or only once: isolated case/incident/instance »

This is not an isolated case of fraud but one of the biggest corruption scandals in history.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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