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in·su·late

 (ĭn′sə-lāt′, ĭns′yə-)
tr.v. in·su·lat·ed, in·su·lat·ing, in·su·lates
1. To prevent the passage of heat, electricity, or sound into or out of, especially by surrounding or covering with a nonconducting material: insulate an attic.
2. To cause to be in a detached or isolated position. See Synonyms at isolate.

[Latin īnsula, island + -ate.]

insulate

(ˈɪnsjʊˌleɪt)
vb (tr)
1. (General Physics) to prevent or reduce the transmission of electricity, heat, or sound to or from (a body, device, or region) by surrounding with a nonconducting material
2. to isolate or detach
[C16: from Late Latin insulātus: made into an island]

in•su•late

(ˈɪn səˌleɪt, ˈɪns yə-)

v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
1. to cover, line, or separate with a material that prevents or reduces the passage, transfer, or leakage of heat, electricity, or sound.
2. to place in an isolated or protected situation.
[1530–40; < Latin insulātus made into an island. See insular, -ate1]
in′su•la`tive, adj.

in·su·late

(ĭn′sə-lāt′)
To cover or surround with a material that prevents the loss or transfer of heat, electricity, or sound: We insulated our attic to keep out the cold.

insulation noun
insulator noun

insulate


Past participle: insulated
Gerund: insulating

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am insulating
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Present Perfect
I have insulated
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been insulating
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.insulate - protect from heat, cold, or noise by surrounding with insulating material; "We had his bedroom insulated before winter came"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
weatherstrip - provide with weatherstripping; "The window must be weatherstripped before the cold weather sets in"
soundproof - insulate against noise; "Proust had his apartment soundproofed"
2.insulate - place or set apart; "They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates"
segregate - separate or isolate (one thing) from another and place in a group apart from others; "the sun segregates the carbon"; "large mining claims are segregated into smaller claims"
ghettoise, ghettoize - put in a ghetto; "The Jews in Eastern Europe were ghettoized"
cloister - seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister; "She cloistered herself in the office"
seclude, sequestrate, sequester, withdraw - keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"
quarantine - place into enforced isolation, as for medical reasons; "My dog was quarantined before he could live in England"
maroon - leave stranded on a desert island without resources; "The mutinous sailors were marooned on an island"
discriminate, single out, separate - treat differently on the basis of sex or race

insulate

verb
1. isolate, protect, screen, defend, shelter, shield, cut off, cushion, cocoon, close off, sequester, wrap up in cotton wool Their wealthy families had insulated them from reality.
2. cover, wrap, enclose, swathe, encase, sheathe Are your hot and cold water pipes well insulated?

insulate

verb
To set apart from a group:
Translations
يَعْزِل، يُغَطّي بمادةٍ عازِلَه
izolovat
isolere
szigetel
einangra
izoliacijaizoliuoti
izolētnorobežot
isolera
izole etmekyalıtmak

insulate

[ˈɪnsjʊleɪt] VT (gen) → aislar (from de)

insulate

[ˈɪnsjʊleɪt] vt
(against cold, heat)isoler; (against sound)isoler, insonoriser
to insulate sth from sth, to insulate sth against sth [+ cold, heat, sound] → isoler qch de qch; [+ sound] → isoler qch de qch
(fig) (= protect) to insulate sb from sth, to insulate sb against sth → protéger qn de qch
to insulate o.s. from sth, to insulate o.s. against sth → se protéger de qchinsulating material nmatériau m isolant, isolant minsulating tape n(ruban m) isolant m; (adhesive)chatterton m

insulate

vt
(lit)isolieren; in this anorak you’re well insulated against the coldin diesem Anorak sind Sie gut gegen Kälte geschützt; to insulate something from noiseetw schallisolieren; insulated pliersIsolierzange f
(fig: from unpleasantness etc) → abschirmen (from gegen)

insulate

[ˈɪnsjʊˌleɪt] vt (against cold) → isolare termicamente; (against noise) → isolare acusticamente (Elec) (wire) → isolare (fig) (person) to insulate sb (from)tener qn lontano (da)

insulate

(ˈinsjuleit) verb
to cover, protect or separate (something) with a material that does not let especially electrical currents or heat etc pass through it. Rubber and plastic are used for insulating electric wires and cables.
ˌinsuˈlation noun
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And don't forget to insulate any water pipes and tanks in the loft, as insulating the floor will make the loft itself colder because less heat will get through from the rooms below.
If you home has cavity walls (houses built from the 1920s onwards usually do), it''s easy to insulate them.
Windows (specifically window glass) must be transparent and colorless, facilitating the transmission of daylight, while reflecting unwanted solar energy, decrease ultraviolet radiation that causes fading of furnishings, reduce sound transmission and insulate against heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer.