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in·su·la·tion

 (ĭn′sə-lā′shən, ĭns′yə-)
n.
1. The act of insulating or the state of being insulated.
2. A material or substance used in insulating: soundproof cork insulation; a layer of trapped air that serves as insulation.
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insulation

(ˌɪnsjʊˈleɪʃən)
n
1. (General Physics) Also called: insulant material used to insulate a body, device, or region
2. (General Physics) the act or process of insulating
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in•su•la•tion

(ˌɪn səˈleɪ ʃən, ˌɪns yə-)

n.
1. material used for insulating.
2. the act of insulating.
3. the state of being insulated.
[1790–1800]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insulation - the state of being isolated or detached; "the insulation of England was preserved by the English Channel"
isolation - a state of separation between persons or groups
2.insulation - a material that reduces or prevents the transmission of heat or sound or electricityinsulation - a material that reduces or prevents the transmission of heat or sound or electricity
building material - material used for constructing buildings
lagging - used to wrap around pipes or boilers or laid in attics to prevent loss of heat
corkboard - a heat-insulating building material consisting of cork granules that are made into sheets by compressing and baking
3.insulation - the act of protecting something by surrounding it with material that reduces or prevents the transmission of sound or heat or electricity
protection - the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
lining - the act of attaching an inside lining (to a garment or curtain etc.)
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insulation

noun
The act or process of isolating:
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Translations
عَازِلٌعَزْل
izolace
isolering
eriste
isolationcalorifugeage
izolacija
szigetelõ
einangrun
絶縁材
절연체
isolering
ฉนวนกันความร้อน
lớp cách ly

insulation

[ˌɪnsjʊˈleɪʃən]
A. N (gen) → aislamiento m; (from cold) → aislamiento m térmico
B. CPD insulation material Nmaterial m aislante
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insulation

[ˌɪnsjʊˈleɪʃən] n
(against cold, heat)isolation f; (against sound)isolation f, insonorisation f
(= insulating material) → isolant m
(fig) (= protection) insulation from sth → un rempart contre qch
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insulation

n
(lit)Isolierung f; (= material)Isoliermaterial nt
(fig)Geschütztheit f(from gegen)
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insulation

[ˌɪnsjʊˈleɪʃn] n (see vb) → isolamento termico, isolamento acustico, isolamento (elettrico); (material) → (materiale m) isolante
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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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insulation

عَازِلٌ izolace isolering Isolierung μόνωση aislamiento eriste isolation izolacija isolamento 絶縁材 절연체 isolatie isolering izolacja isolamento изоляция isolering ฉนวนกันความร้อน yalıtım lớp cách ly 绝缘
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Ground wires were good enough, in both instances, for my wires were protected by an insulation of my own invention which was per- fect.
The instinct of affection revives the hope of union with our mates, and the returning sense of insulation recalls us from the chase.
Let us feel if we will the absolute insulation of man.
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Mitra is a professional working with Lloyd Insulations (India) Limited, a leading Thermal Insulation Construction Company, Delhi, India President, Ashrae India
Based on type, cold insulation materials are classified into three major segments: fibrous, cellular, and granular insulations.
Some foam insulations are quite rigid, and are cut to size and placed under the roof.
* For most closed cell foam materials, avoid specifying insulations that meet UL 94, as this is a standard for testing plastics.
When selecting insulation to use in your home, consider the following factors: long-term performance; insulations' raw materials, including recycled content; environmental impacts from its production; and health impacts to installers and your family.
Wire types, distinguished by the insulations that cover them, underwent a transformation 20 years ago when Kapton came along.
* SIPs (structural insulated panels) that include foam, rigid board, and fiber glass insulations.