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Insulate


/ˈins(y)əˌlāt/

Verb

1. To separate, detach, or isolate. (wiktionary.org)

2. To separate a body or material from others, eg. by non-conductors to prevent the transfer of electricity, heat, etc. (wiktionary.org)

3. Protect (something) by interposing material that prevents the loss of heat or the intrusion of sound. (Google Dictionary)

4. Prevent the passage of electricity to or from (something) by covering it in nonconducting material. (Google Dictionary)

5. Protect from the unpleasant effects or elements of something. (Google Dictionary)

6. Make (land) into an island. (Google Dictionary)

Word origin: From Latin insulatus, from insula “island”


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