Secluding
Seclude Se*clude, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Secluded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Secluding}.] [L. secludere, seclusum; pref. se- aside + claudere to shut. See {Close}, v. t.] 1. To shut up apart from others; to withdraw into, or place in, solitude; to separate from society or intercourse with others. [1913 Webster]

Let Eastern tyrants from the light of heaven Seclude their bosom slaves. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

2. To shut or keep out; to exclude. [Obs.] --Evelyn. [1913 Webster] -- {Se*clud"ed*ly}, adv. -- {Se*clud"ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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