What does insulate mean?

Definitions for insulateˈɪn səˌleɪt, ˈɪns yə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insulate(verb)

    protect from heat, cold, or noise by surrounding with insulating material

    "We had his bedroom insulated before winter came"

  2. isolate, insulate(verb)

    place or set apart

    "They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates"


  1. insulate(Verb)

    To separate, detach, or isolate.

  2. insulate(Verb)

    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.

  3. Origin: From insulatus, past participle of insulare, from insula; see insular.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insulate(verb)

    to make an island of

  2. Insulate(verb)

    to place in a detached situation, or in a state having no communication with surrounding objects; to isolate; to separate

  3. Insulate(verb)

    to prevent the transfer o/ electricity or heat to or from (bodies) by the interposition of nonconductors

  4. Origin: [L. insulatus insulated, fr. insula island. See Isle, and cf. Isolate.]

Editors Contribution

  1. insulate

    The act or process of having or providing insulation for.

    They decided to insulate the attic to ensure they used less electricity and heating this winter and to reduce the amount of money they pay long-term in utility fuel payments.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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