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island
  • noun
    A piece of land surrounded by water.
    A thing resembling an island, especially in being isolated, detached, or surrounded in some way. (the university is the last island of democracy in this country)
    A detached portion of tissue or group of cells.
    verb
    Make into or like an island; place or enclose on or as on an island; isolate. (islanded among the new stores, these houses were valuable property)

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