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Insulate  v. t.  (past & past part. insulated; pres. part. insulating)  
To make an island of. (Obs.)
To place in a detached situation, or in a state having no communication with surrounding objects; to isolate; to separate.
(Elec. & Thermotics) To prevent the transfer of electricity or heat to or from (bodies) by the interposition of nonconductors.
Insulating stool (Elec.), a stool with legs of glass or some other nonconductor of electricity, used for insulating a person or any object placed upon it.

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"Insulate" Quotes from Famous Books

... foundations. Johnston, still smarting under Mr. Davis's rejection of his strategical views, felt this as acutely as did Jackson. "The discipline of the army," he wrote to the Secretary of War, "cannot be maintained under such circumstances. The direct tendency of such orders is to insulate the commanding general from his troops, to diminish his moral as well as his official control, and to harass him with the constant fear that his most matured plans may be marred by orders from his Government which it is impossible for him to anticipate."* ...
— Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War • G. F. R. Henderson

... The covering of the fibres by a sheath of phosphoretted fat serving to insulate the conductile portion of the nerve is an indication that the fibre has commenced to function as ...
— The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song • F. W. Mott

... electrical effect could occur within it on account of any thunderstorm outside. There would be no need of any earth connection. We might even place a layer of asphalte between the copper floor and the ground, so as to insulate the building. If the mill were then struck with lightning, it would remain charged for some time, and a person standing on the ground outside and touching the wall might receive a shock, but no electrical effect would be perceived inside, even on ...
— The Galaxy, Volume 23, No. 2, February, 1877 • Various

... is accomplished by screening off the gravitational pull when interposed between the Earth and the matter sought to be made immune from the attraction, just as you would insulate against the flow of electricity by interposing a ...
— The Planet Mars and its Inhabitants - A Psychic Revelation • Eros Urides and J. L. Kennon

Words linked to "Insulate" :   sequester, insulation, sequestrate, segregate, isolate, maroon, insulant, soundproof, weatherstrip, ghettoise, quarantine, single out, alter, separate, change, withdraw, cloister, insulator

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