isolation noun

ADJ. complete, total | enforced the enforced isolation of life in an Arctic weather station | diplomatic, geographical, 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 (from) Many immigrants experience isolation.

ISOLATION + NOUN hospital, ward

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

PHRASES in splendid isolation The tower stands in splendid isolation on the cliff edge.