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Insulate

1. To make an island of.

2. To place in a detached situation, or in a state having no communication with surrounding objects; to isolate; to separate.

3. (Science: physics) to prevent the transfer o electricity or heat to or from (bodies) by the interposition of nonconductors.

(Science: physics) Insulating stool, a stool with legs of glass or some other nonconductor of electricity, used for insulating a person or any object placed upon it.

Origin: L. Insulatus insulated, fr. Insula island. See isle, and cf. Isolate.


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Canada Geese - Easy Methods To Maintain Them Off Your House

... around shoulders and neck of the jacket. A down jacket is filled up with goose feathers, which are extremely warm and are generally known to insulate heat very well. Down jackets will typically include other amenities for warmth, aside from the down goose feathers and water-resistant liner. ...

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by goosecanadaca
Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:09 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
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... simply provides possibilities. For example, it the climate gets colder, evolution does not respond by providing fur, feathers, blubber, etc. to insulate against the cold. If there are individuals that are able to withstand the colder temperatures, they will survive better than those that can't. ...

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by Cat
Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:35 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is evolution as simple as we think?
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Is evolution as simple as we think?

... simply provides possibilities. For example, it the climate gets colder, evolution does not respond by providing fur, feathers, blubber, etc. to insulate against the cold. If there are individuals that are able to withstand the colder temperatures, they will survive better than those that can't. ...

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by thoffnagle
Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:37 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is evolution as simple as we think?
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Please help with my work

... daunting at the moment. Thanks in advance for any help. 1)Why is fat used for long term energy storage, especially in animals? Ans; maybe cos they insulate and form membranes? 2 A) Describe how you would test for milk for the presence of fat? B) What observation indicates a positive result? Ans; ...

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by Olympic
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:17 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please help with my work
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adaptation and evolution: Haven't found the answer yet

... necessarily have anything to do with the final adaptation as we see it. For example, bird feathers may have originally come about as something to insulate an ancestor of birds, to keep it warm, and was later modified to be be useful for flight. One final note of caution about the word adaptation. ...

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by CoffeaRobusta
Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:00 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: adaptation and evolution: Haven't found the answer yet
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