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.

Let Eastern tyrants from the light of heaven Seclude their bosom slaves. Thomson.

2.

To shut or keep out; to exclude.

[Obs.]

Evelyn.

-- Se*clud"ed*ly, adv. -- Se*clud"ed*ness, n.

 

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