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 (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.]


insulating material
insulating tape
nIsolierband nt
References in classic literature ?
It was this indefinable peculiarity, perhaps, that, by insulating them from human aid, kept them always so unfortunate in life.
This has been done by making better transmitters, by insulating the smaller wires with enamel instead of silk, and by placing coils of a certain nature at intervals upon the wires.
42 apartment entrance doors made of heat insulating
To reduce the carbon emission, manufacturers are inventing materials which can reduce energy consumption - these materials are called insulating paint and coatings.
has obtained a patent for a coated conductive powder obtained by coating the surfaces of conductive particles with insulating inorganic fine particles, wherein the volume resistivity value of the coated conductive powder is 1 [ohm]-cm or less, the specific gravity of the insulating inorganic fine particles is 5.
WITH the Met Office warning that the cold weather could last until the end of April, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders to protect themselves by insulating without delay.
Insulated metal panels are manufactured composites comprising rigid facings and an insulating core.
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.
WAY TO SAVE: Insulating your loft, above and right, with B&Q can make a big difference to your bill
The use of this as an insulating material of choice has meant that many thousands of homes are as effectively insulated as they can be.
Steel casters have developed their own rules for using insulating or exothermic riser sleeves based on observation or supplier product information.
These knowledgeable observers rightfully see such defacto energy-conserving windows as a substantial improvement over conventional insulating glass whose insulation performance cannot exceed R-2.