insulate

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From Late Latin insulatus (made like an island), past participle of insulare (to make like an island), from insula (island); see insular.

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insulate (third-person singular simple present insulates, present participle insulating, simple past and past participle 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.

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