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"Isolate" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "aislar", and "insulate" is a transitive verb which is also often translated as "aislar". Learn more about the difference between "isolate" and "insulate" below.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to separate)
a. aislar
By applying sanctions, the US wanted to isolate Cuba from the rest of the world.Al imponer sanciones, los Estados Unidos querían aislar a Cuba del resto del mundo.
2. (to identify)
a. aislar
Researchers have now managed to isolate the virus that is causing the epidemic.Los investigadores han logrado aislar el virus que causa la epidemia.
3. (to quarantine)
a. aislar
We need to isolate the patient immediately if she has the ebola virus.Habrá que aislar al paciente de inmediato si tiene el virus del ébola.
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insulate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (construction)
a. aislar
The builders insulated the house with fiberglass.Los constructores aislaron la casa con fibra de vidrio.
2. (to protect)
a. proteger
They tried to insulate their children from poverty and violence.Intentaron proteger a sus hijos de la pobreza y la violencia.
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