Translation of isolate in Spanish:


aislar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈaɪsəˌleɪt//ˈʌɪsəleɪt/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (keep apart)
    to isolate sth/sb (from sth/sb) aislar algo/a algn (de algo/algn)
    • Mr. Fogel said the real goal of the legal effort was to further isolate Israel.
    • First of all, we put ourselves in a position where we were really isolated from our friends and family.
    • Increasingly isolated politically and weakened economically, Pyongyang has resorted to an international politics of survival.
    • With war imminent, the US is becoming increasingly isolated diplomatically.
    • Yet the city has always felt geographically isolated from the rest of Canada.
    • During the last two to three decades, we were practically isolated from the outside world.
    • Another popular theory is that because Penghu is relatively isolated geographically it will be difficult for criminals to get away.
    • And so, this was a signal that was sent to further isolate Colin Powell.
    • He is isolated from human contact and immersed in the inanimate scene.
    • He was isolated from other patients and put on specialist drugs to try and combat the infection.
    • She was isolated from her family and eventually did not have even a place to stay.
    • We used to hear news of the cease-fire on the car radio, but now we are isolated from the world.
    • We are really isolated from the rest of our planet.
    • The village was completely isolated from the rest of the world and had a very peaceful and self-sufficient existence.
    • The current situation isolates and marginalises families who most often have to try and survive on just one income.
    • In New Orleans, they found themselves socially isolated and ostracized.
    • She was isolated from her former colleagues and fed up in McConnell's Cabinet.
    • When Winston Churchill opposed the conventional wisdom that Hitler was tolerable, he was isolated from public life, his sanity questioned.
    • We were well isolated from the run-down neighborhoods and troubled conditions of the city.
    • Here, Charlie certainly feels separate and alone, as if he is totally isolated from all those around him.
  • 2

    • 2.1(pick out, separate)

      (problem/cause) aislar
      to isolate sth from sth separar / desligar algo de algo
      • the act cannot be isolated from its consequences el acto no se puede desligar de sus consecuencias
      • Once that trend is identified, we can isolate the cause through other means and look at ways of addressing more specific problems.
      • To try to isolate a factor responsible for controlling mite populations in bee colonies.
      • To reach the right solution, isolate what's causing the problem.
      • The goal is to identify and isolate three dozen such targets that could be destroyed by precision strikes.
      • If the entire world spoke at once, could you reliably isolate what a single individual is saying?

    • 2.2(in technical senses)

      (virus/substance/circuit) aislar
      • Total yeast RNA was isolated by hot phenol extraction.
      • Gas and electricity engineers were called to isolate the supplies.
      • How are connections to customer networks isolated?
      • Mutants isolated in the screen were divided into three classes on the basis of phenotype.
      • But first, they had to isolate the compound in pure form.
      • Strain 90-226 was originally isolated from the blood of a patient with sepsis.
      • However, it was not until the early nineteenth century that these compounds were reproducibly isolated and analyzed.
      • The supermarket called a refrigeration engineer who isolated the supply of leaking refrigeration gas and began to repair the leak.
      • In event of a thermal runaway, electrical power should be isolated, and no attempt should be made to handle or move the battery for at least 30 minutes.
      • The fire spread to the electrical space below, but a quick response by the crew ensured power was isolated and the fire dealt with, although nine crewmen were injured through smoke inhalation.