Complete Definition of "insulate"

English

Etymology
Originally "make into an island", from L. insulatus (past participle of insulare).

Verb
en-verb|insulates|insulating|insulated|insulated

  1. To separate, detach, or isolate.
  2. To separate a body or material from others, eg. by non-conductors to prevent the transfer of electricity, heat, etc.

#:Ceramic can be used to insulate power lines.

Synonyms
isolate

Translations
trans-top|to separate or detach
Finnish: eristää
French: isoler
German: isolieren
trans-mid
Portuguese: isolar
trans-bottom

trans-top|to separate so as to prevent a transfer
Finnish: eristää
French: isoler
German: isolieren
trans-mid
Portuguese: isolar
trans-bottom

Related terms
insulator
insulation
isolation

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