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Definition of "insulate" []

  • To cause to be in a detached or isolated position. See Synonyms at isolate. (verb-transitive)
  • To prevent the passage of heat, electricity, or sound into or out of, especially by surrounding with a nonconducting material. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "insulate" in a sentence
  • "I suppose I could also consider installing a suspended ceiling inside to help insulate from the radiant heat from the slab, but that wouldn't be my preferred option if I can avoid it."
  • "The idea that 12-year terms insulate Regents from political winds should be recognized as fantasy."
  • "Like the Electoral College -- which unfortunately still remains -- the point was to "insulate" politics from popular will."