Separated from others; solitary or singular: Reporters in the field observed isolated instances of rebellion. (adjective)
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Use "isolated" in a sentence
"Marker had published various studies on diosgenin, a saponin isolated from a Mexican yam species of the genus Dioscorea, and had discovered how to synthesize the human hormone testosterone and progesterone from diosgenin."
"A Liverpool police spokesman says police are taking swift and robust action to what he calls "isolated outbreaks of disorder.""
"Ben Venue's Mr. Kurtz said the company immediately began an investigation of the container, which he called an "isolated incident," and reported the incident to the police."