HyperDic: isolation

English > 5 senses of the word isolation:
NOUNstateisolationa state of separation between persons or groups
feelingisolationa feeling of being disliked and alone
actisolation, closing offthe act of isolating something
processisolation(psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally / originally associated with it
actisolationa country's withdrawal from international politics
isolation > pronunciation
Soundsay.sahley'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > isolation: 5 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of separation between persons or groups.
Narroweralienation, estrangementseparation resulting from hostility
anomie, anomypersonal state of isolation and anxiety resulting from a lack of social control and regulation
insulation, insularity, insularism, detachmentThe state of being isolated / isolated or detached
loneliness, solitarinessThe state of being alone in solitary isolation
privacy, privateness, secrecy, concealmentThe condition of being concealed or hidden / hidden
quarantineenforced isolation / isolation of patients suffering from a contagious disease in order to prevent the spread of disease
solitude, purdahA state of social isolation
solitudeThe state or situation of being alone
BroaderseparationThe state of lacking unity
Spanishaislamiento, incomunicación
Catalanaïllament, incomunicació
Verbsisolateplace or set apart
English > isolation: 5 senses > noun 2, feeling
MeaningA feeling of being disliked and alone.
Broaderalienation, disaffection, estrangementThe feeling of being alienated from other people
Spanishaislamiento
English > isolation: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of isolating something; setting something apart from others.
Synonymclosing off
Narrowerquarantineisolation / isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease
BroaderseparationThe social act of separating or parting company
Spanishaislamiento
Catalanaïllament, isolació, isolament
English > isolation: 5 senses > noun 4, process
Meaning(psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally / originally associated with it.
Categorypsychiatry, psychopathology, psychological medicineThe branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
Broaderdefense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence(psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
Verbsisolateseparate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them
English > isolation: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA country's withdrawal from international politics.
Example"he opposed a policy of American isolation"
Broadernon-engagement, nonparticipation, non-involvementWithdrawing from the activities of a group

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