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isolate

[′ī·sə‚lāt]
(chemical engineering)
To separate two portions of a process system by means of valving or line blanks; used as safety measure during maintenance or repair, or to redirect process flows.
(electricity)
To disconnect a circuit or piece of equipment from an electric supply system.
(genetics)
A population so cut off from others that mating occurs only within the group.
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Even with new PCR-based technologies with enhanced sensitivity, current technologies for isolating exfoliated cells are too inefficient to be of practical utility.
The most popular single-joint movements for addressing the deltoid muscles are the lateral raise (middle deltoid), front raise (anterior deltoid), and bent-over raise (posterior deltoid), whereas the shoulder shrug is the best single-joint exercise for isolating the trapezius.
Yet isolating the PHY chip alone does not totally isolate the node.