Pronunciation: ( —n.rek'lOOs, ri-klOOs'; —adj.ri-klOOs', rek'lOOs),[key] —n. 1. a person who lives in seclusion or apart from society, often for religious meditation.
2. Also,incluse.a religious voluntary immured in a cave, hut, or the like, or one remaining within a cell for life.
—adj.re•cluse.Also,re•clu'sive. 1. shut off or apart from the world; living in seclusion, often for religious reasons.
2. characterized by seclusion; solitary.