insulator

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Etymology[edit]

From insulate 'to isolate' (itself from Latin insula 'island') + suffix -or

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɪn.sjə.leɪ.tə(r)/

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insulator (plural insulators)

  1. A substance that does not transmit heat (thermal insulator), sound (acoustic insulator) or electricity (electrical insulator).
  2. insulator
    A non-conductive structure, coating or device that does not transmit sound, heat or electricity (see image)
    To isolate electrical wires from the pylons supporting them, one often uses glass insulators.

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