Insulated



[in-suh-leyt, ins-yuh-] /ˈɪn səˌleɪt, ˈɪns yə-/

verb (used with object), insulated, insulating.
1.
to cover, line, or separate with a material that prevents or reduces the passage, transfer, or leakage of heat, electricity, or sound:
to insulate an electric wire with a rubber sheath; to insulate a coat with down.
2.
to place in an isolated situation or condition; segregate.
/ˈɪnsjʊˌleɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to prevent or reduce the transmission of electricity, heat, or sound to or from (a body, device, or region) by surrounding with a nonconducting material
2.
to isolate or detach
v.

1530s, “make into an island,” from Latin insulatus, from insula (see insular). Sense of “cause a person or thing to be detached from surroundings” is from 1785. Electrical/chemical sense of “block from electricity or heat” is from 1742. Related: Insulated; insulating.

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