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Desolate vs. Isolate

Difference Between Desolate and Isolate

Desolate

(of a place) uninhabited and giving an impression of bleak emptiness
a desolate Pennine moor
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Isolate

To cause to be alone or apart, as in being inaccessible or unable to move about
The police isolated the area until more help could arrive.
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Desolate

feeling or showing great unhappiness or loneliness
I suddenly felt desolate and bereft
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Isolate

To place in quarantine.
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Desolate

make (a place) appear bleakly empty
the droughts that desolated the dry plains
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Isolate

To cause to become socially or politically unengaged or ostracized
an immigrant who was isolated by his poor language skills.
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Desolate

make (someone) feel utterly wretched and unhappy
he was desolated by the deaths of his treasured friends
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Isolate

To render free of external influence; insulate
a system of government that isolated its citizens from foreign ideas.
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Desolate

Devoid of inhabitants; deserted
"streets which were usually so thronged now grown desolate" (Daniel Defoe).
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Isolate

To identify or distinguish as a separate entity or group
The study tried to isolate the effects of changing schools on student performance.
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Desolate

Barren; lifeless
the rocky, desolate surface of the moon.
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Isolate

(Chemistry) To separate (a substance) in pure form from a combined mixture.
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Desolate

Feeling, showing, causing, or expressing sadness or loneliness.
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Isolate

(Microbiology) To separate (a pure strain of a microorganism or virus) from a mixed culture.
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Desolate

To rid or deprive of inhabitants.
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Isolate

(Psychology) To separate (experiences or memories) from the emotions relating to them.
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Desolate

To lay waste; devastate
"Here we have no wars to desolate our fields" (Michel Guillaume Jean de Crèvecoeur).
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Isolate

To set apart (a component, circuit, or system) from a source of electricity.
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Desolate

To forsake; abandon.
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Isolate

To insulate or shield.
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Desolate

To make lonely, forlorn, or wretched.
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Isolate

Separated from others
an isolate population.
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Desolate

Deserted and devoid of inhabitants.
a desolate isle; a desolate wilderness; a desolate house
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Isolate

A person, thing, or group that has been isolated, as by geographic, ecologic, or social barriers.
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Desolate

Barren and lifeless.
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Isolate

(Microbiology) A population of microorganisms or viruses that has been isolated.
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Desolate

Made unfit for habitation or use because of neglect, destruction etc.
desolate altars
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Isolate

(Linguistics) A language isolate.
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Desolate

Dismal or dreary.
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Isolate

(transitive) To set apart or cut off from others.
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Desolate

Sad, forlorn and hopeless.
He was left desolate by the early death of his wife.
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Isolate

(transitive) To place in quarantine or isolation.
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Desolate

To deprive of inhabitants.
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Isolate

To separate a substance in pure form from a mixture.
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Desolate

To devastate or lay waste somewhere.
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Isolate

(transitive) To insulate, or make free of external influence.
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Desolate

To abandon or forsake something.
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Isolate

To separate a pure strain of bacteria etc. from a mixed culture.
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Desolate

To make someone sad, forlorn and hopeless.
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Isolate

(transitive) To insulate an electrical component from a source of electricity.
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Desolate

Destitute or deprived of inhabitants; deserted; uninhabited; hence, gloomy; as, a desolate isle; a desolate wilderness; a desolate house.
I will make Jerusalem . . . a den of dragons, and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.
And the silvery marish flowers that throngThe desolate creeks and pools among.
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Isolate

(intransitive) To self-isolate.
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Desolate

Laid waste; in a ruinous condition; neglected; destroyed; as, desolate altars.
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Isolate

Something that has been isolated.
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Desolate

Left alone; forsaken; lonely; comfortless.
Have mercy upon, for I am desolate.
Voice of the poor and desolate.
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Isolate

To place in a detached situation; to place by itself or alone; to insulate; to separate from others; as, to isolate an infected person from others; to isolate the troublemakers in a classroom.
Short isolated sentences were the mode in which ancient wisdom delighted to convey its precepts.
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Desolate

Lost to shame; dissolute.
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Isolate

To insulate. See Insulate.
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Desolate

Destitute of; lacking in.
I were right now of tales desolate.
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Isolate

To separate from all foreign substances; to make pure; to obtain in a free state; as, to isolate the desired product from a reaction mixture.
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Desolate

To make desolate; to leave alone; to deprive of inhabitants; as, the earth was nearly desolated by the flood.
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Isolate

To obtain a culture of a microorganism in pure form (from a complex mixture); as, to isolate Eschericia coli from a patient's blood.
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Desolate

To lay waste; to ruin; to ravage; as, a fire desolates a city.
Constructed in the very heart of a desolating war.
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Isolate

Something that has been isolated; as, an isolate of a powerful antibiotic from a tropical plant; an isolate of tuberculosis bacillus from an infected patient.
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Desolate

leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch;
The mother deserted her children
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Isolate

place or set apart;
They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates
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Desolate

reduce in population;
The epidemic depopulated the countryside
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Isolate

obtain in pure form;
The chemist managed to isolate the compound
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Desolate

devastate or ravage;
The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion
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Isolate

set apart from others;
The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on
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Desolate

providing no shelter or sustenance;
bare rocky hills
barren lands
the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes
the desolate surface of the moon
a stark landscape
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Isolate

separate (experiences) fromt he emotions relating to them
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Desolate

pitiable in circumstances especially through abandonment;
desolate and despairing
left forlorn
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Desolate

crushed by grief;
depressed and desolate of soul
a low desolate wail
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Desolate

made uninhabitable;
upon this blasted heath
a wasted landscape
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