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Meaning of INSULATE

Pronunciation:  'insu`leyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  place or set apart; "They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates"
  2. [v]  protect from heat, cold, noise, etc. by surrounding with insulating material; "We had his bedroom insulated before winter came"

INSULATE is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: isolate
 See Also: alter, change, cloister, discriminate, ghettoise, ghettoize, maroon, quarantine, seclude, segregate, separate, sequester, sequestrate, single out, soundproof, weatherstrip, withdraw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In"su*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Insulated}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Insulating}.] [L. insulatus insulated, fr. insula
island. See {Isle}, and cf. {Isolate}.]
1. To make an island of. [Obs.] --Pennant.

2. To place in a detached situation, or in a state having no
   communication with surrounding objects; to isolate; to

3. (Elec. & Thermotics) To prevent the transfer o?
   electricity or heat to or from (bodies) by the
   interposition of nonconductors.

{Insulating stool} (Elec.), a stool with legs of glass or
   some other nonconductor of electricity, used for
   insulating a person or any object placed upon it.

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