1.The state of being isolated from others. 2.Social isolation in psychoanalytic theory is a defense mechanism that relies on keeping unwelcome thoughts and feelings from forming associative links with other thoughts and feelings.

ISOLATION: "Isolation is the condition of being separated from other individuals."
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