isolate etymology

English word isolate is formed from English isolated, which comes via Italian insolato from Latin insula (island), and later Latin insulo (I make into an island)

Detailed word origin of isolate

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-atam Latin (lat)
insula Latin (lat) Island. Residential or apartment block (usually for the lower class).
insulo Latin (lat) I make into an island.
insulatus Latin (lat) Made into an island.
insolato Italian (ita)
isolé French (fra) (cycling) An independent rider in the Tour de France. Isolated.
isolated English (eng) (chess, of a pawn) Such that no pawn of the same color is in an adjacent file.. (medicine) Which has been extracted from the organism.. (meteorology, of precipitation) affecting 10 percent to 20 percent of a forecast zone.. Placed or standing apart or alone; in isolation.
isolate English (eng) (transitive) To insulate an electrical component from a source of electricity.. (transitive) To insulate, or make free of external influence.. (transitive) To place in quarantine or isolation.. (transitive) To set apart or cut off from others.. (transitive, microbiology) To separate a pure strain of bacteria etc. from a mixed culture.. (transitive, chemistry) To separate a substance in pure [...]

Words with the same origin as isolate

Descendants of insula
insulin isle isolated