insulate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • resulting in to stay in a detached or remote position. See Synonyms at isolate.
    • to avoid the passing of temperature, electricity, or noise into or regarding, particularly by surrounding with a nonconducting product.
    • to produce an island of.
    • to put in a detached circumstance, or in a state having no interaction with surrounding objects; to isolate; to separate.
    • to avoid the transfer of electricity or temperature to or from (systems) because of the interposition of nonconductors.
  • verb:
    • to split up, detach, or isolate.
    • To separate a body or material from others, eg. by non-conductors to avoid the transfer of electrical energy, heat, etc.
    • protect well from temperature, cool, or sound by surrounding with insulating product
    • destination or set apart
  • others:
    • to create an island of (a spot) by surrounding it with liquid.
    • To place in an isolated scenario or condition; set apart from immediate contact or organization with others; detach; segregate.
    • In electrical energy and thermotics, to split up, as an electrified or heated human anatomy, off their bodies by the interposition of a non-conductor; more especially, in the case of electricity, to separate your lives from the earth (since an electrified human body has a tendency to part with its electricity to the planet).
    • In chem., to clear of combo with other substances.
    • In entomology, detached from other components or markings of the identical sort.

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