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Insulate   /ˈɪnsəlˌeɪt/   Listen

(past & past part. insulated; pres. part. insulating)
Protect from heat, cold, or noise by surrounding with insulating material.
Place or set apart.  Synonym: isolate.

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"Insulate" Quotes from Famous Books

... to come out alive from that battleship there. It was luck. If they knew what we had, they could insulate against it ...
— Invaders from the Infinite • John Wood Campbell

... quickly. He should, if possible, insulate himself by covering his hands with a rubber coat, rubber sheeting or even several thicknesses of dry cloth. Silk is a good non-conductor. In addition he should complete his insulation by standing on a dry board, or a thick piece of dry paper or ...
— How Girls Can Help Their Country • Juliette Low

... ascertain some doubtful yet important points concerning Authors. The title of Author still retains its seduction among our youth, and is consecrated by ages. Yet what affectionate parent would consent to see his son devote himself to his pen as a profession? The studies of a true Author insulate him in society, exacting daily labours; yet he will receive but little encouragement, and less remuneration. It will be found that the most successful Author can obtain no equivalent for the labours of his life. I have endeavoured ...
— Calamities and Quarrels of Authors • Isaac D'Israeli

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

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