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Insulate   Listen
Insulate  v. t.  (past & past part. insulated; pres. part. insulating)  
To make an island of. (Obs.)
To place in a detached situation, or in a state having no communication with surrounding objects; to isolate; to separate.
(Elec. & Thermotics) To prevent the transfer of 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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"Insulate" Quotes from Famous Books

... substance as this is known, nor, indeed, any substance that will fully prevent the passage of heat-impulses in either direction. Hence one of the greatest tasks of the experimenters has been to find a receptacle that would insulate a cooled substance even partially from the incessant bombardment of heat-impulses from without. It is obvious that unless such an insulating receptacle could be provided none of the more resistent gases, such as oxygen, ...
— A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5) - Aspects Of Recent Science • Henry Smith Williams

Words linked to "Insulate" :   alter, insulant, sequester, quarantine, separate, seclude, modify, ghettoize, cloister, discriminate, ghettoise, segregate, insulator, maroon, single out, sequestrate, isolate

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