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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
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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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. aislar
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isolate [ˈaɪsəʊleɪt]
transitive verb
1 (cut off) aislar;from de
this policy could isolate China from the rest of the world esta política podría aislar a China del resto del mundo; it is difficult to isolate religion from politics es difícil separar la religión de la política; to isolate o.s. aislarse
you shouldn't stay at home and isolate yourself if you're feeling miserable
2 (pinpoint) [+cause, source] identificar; [+problem, virus, gene] aislar
if we can isolate the problem we will be able to deal with the situation as a whole experts have been unable to isolate the cause of the accident/explosion
3 (Med) (quarantine) [+person, animal] aislar;from de;
these patients must be isolated [from] other people
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