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Insulate

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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.