Insulate

In"su*late

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Insulated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Insulating (?).] [L. insulatus insulated, fr. insula island. See Isle, and cf. Isolate.]
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1. To make an island of. [Obs.] Pennant.
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2. To place in a detached situation, or in a state having no communication with surrounding objects; to isolate; to separate.
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3. (Elec. & Thermotics) To prevent the transfer of electricity or heat to or from (bodies) by the interposition of nonconductors.
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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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