Pronunciation: (si-klOOd'), [key]
—v.t., -clud•ed, -clud•ing.
1. to place in or withdraw into solitude; remove from social contact and activity, etc.
2. to isolate; shut off; keep apart: They secluded the garden from the rest of the property.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.