isolation


isolation
noun
ADJECTIVE
complete, total
relative
enforced (esp. BrE)

the enforced isolation of life in an Arctic weather station

self-imposed

He lived in a state of self-imposed isolation.

cultural, diplomatic, geographic (AmE), geographical (esp. BrE), political
international

The country could face international isolation if it does not withdraw its troops.

emotional, social

the social isolation of single mothers at home with their babies

VERB + ISOLATION
experience, suffer, suffer from

Many immigrants experience isolation.

end
ISOLATION + NOUN
hospital (BrE), room, ward (esp. BrE)
PREPOSITION
in isolation

The figures should not be looked at in isolation but as part of a pattern.

PHRASES
in splendid isolation (esp. BrE)

The tower stands in splendid isolation on the cliff edge.


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