Meaning of insulate

in•su•late

Pronunciation: (in'su-lāt", ins'yu-), [key]
— -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
  1. to cover, line, or separate with a material that prevents or reduces the passage, transfer, or leakage of heat, electricity, or sound: to insulate an electric wire with a rubber sheath; to insulate a coat with down.
  2. to place in an isolated situation or condition; segregate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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