insulator

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪn.sjə.leɪ.tə(ɹ)/

Etymology[edit]

insulate +‎ -or

Noun[edit]

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.
  3. A person who installs insulation.
    • 2007, Kenneth S. Cohen, Expert Witnessing and Scientific Testimony: Surviving in the Courtroom
      Alan Vasen worked as an insulator at this site from September 1968 through mid-April 1969. Mr. Vasen installed thousands of lineal feet of asbestos pipe covering and thousands of square feet of asbestos block insulation throughout the operating units of the Benicia refinery.

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Verb[edit]

īnsulātor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of īnsulō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of īnsulō