[in-suh-ley-ter, ins-yuh-] /ˈɪn səˌleɪ tər, ˈɪns yə-/
a person or thing that insulates.
any material or device that insulates, esp a material with a very low electrical conductivity or thermal conductivity or something made of such a material
1801, agent noun in Latin form from insulate.
A material or an object that does not easily allow heat, electricity, light, or sound to pass through it. Air, cloth and rubber are good electrical insulators; feathers and wool make good thermal insulators. Compare conductor.
A material that does not easily transmit energy, such as electric current or heat. Materials such as wood, plastic, and ceramics are insulators. Fiberglass is an example of a heat insulator. (Compare conductor.)
- Non-insulin-dependent diabetes
[non-in-suh-lin-di-pen-duh nt, -ins-yuh-] /nɒnˈɪn sə lɪn dɪˌpɛn dənt, -ˈɪns yə-/ noun 1. (def 4). non-insulin-dependent diabetes non-in·su·lin-de·pend·ent diabetes (nŏn-ĭn’sə-lĭn-dĭ-pěn’dənt) n. Abbr. NIDD See diabetes mellitus.
[in-shoo r-uh ns, -shur-] /ɪnˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-/ noun 1. the act, system, or business of property, life, one’s person, etc., against loss or harm arising in specified contingencies, as fire, accident, death, disablement, or the like, in consideration of a payment proportionate to the risk involved. 2. coverage by contract in which one party agrees […]
[in-ti-jer] /ˈɪn tɪ dʒər/ noun 1. Mathematics. one of the positive or negative numbers 1, 2, 3, etc., or zero. Compare . 2. a complete entity. Synonyms: integral, whole. /ˈɪntɪdʒə/ noun 1. any rational number that can be expressed as the sum or difference of a finite number of units, being a member of the […]
[in-ti-grey-tid] /ˈɪn tɪˌgreɪ tɪd/ adjective 1. combining or coordinating separate elements so as to provide a harmonious, interrelated whole: an integrated plot; an integrated course of study. 2. organized or structured so that constituent units function cooperatively: an integrated economy. 3. having, including, or serving members of different racial, religious, and ethnic groups as equals: […]