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Insulate   /ˈɪnsəlˌeɪt/   Listen

(past & past part. insulated; pres. part. insulating)
Protect from heat, cold, or noise by surrounding with insulating material.
Place or set apart.  Synonym: isolate.

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"Insulate" Quotes from Famous Books

... toughness is, if possible, increased by immersion. It is used for a variety of purposes, forming a covering for our vessels, the want of which nothing could supply in our tempestuous and rocky seas. It serves most effectually to insulate and protect our electric telegraphs both by land and sea. It resists the most violent usage, and no force, without the application of fire, can break it, for it is so tough, even in an unprepared state, that it can only be severed or penetrated by the application ...
— Another World - Fragments from the Star City of Montalluyah • Benjamin Lumley (AKA Hermes)

... from his light-dazzled eyes as footsteps sounded outside. Aletha's cousin came in, followed by a huge man with remarkably dark skin. The dark man wore eyeglasses with a curiously thick, corklike nosepiece to insulate the necessary metal of the frame from his skin. It would blister if it touched ...
— Sand Doom • William Fitzgerald Jenkins

Words linked to "Insulate" :   isolate, withdraw, separate, quarantine, modify, ghettoize, cloister, sequestrate, ghettoise, insulation, sequester, discriminate, weatherstrip, change, insulator, insulant, soundproof, seclude, segregate, maroon, alter, single out

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