What does insulate mean?

Definitions for insulateˈɪn səˌleɪt, ˈɪns yə-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word insulate.

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andrew Crocker:

    The government can only insulate its actions from public scrutiny in this way in the rarest circumstances, which likely do not apply here.

  2. Joe Roseman:

    Investors are increasingly forced to seek alternative asset classes to insulate themselves in this war on cash. Simply put, very few asset classes can act effectively as an alternative safe haven.

  3. Holly Phillips:

    This checklist of 10 reasons your internal thermostat is out of whack can help you get a handle on why you're chronically freezing your butt off. You're too thin Low body weight — defined as a BMI hovering around 18.5 or under — can chill you out for a couple of reasons. First, when you're underweight, you lack an adequate level of body fat to insulate you from cold temperatures, explained Maggie Moon, RD, a Los Angeles – based nutritionist. The other thing is, to maintain that low BMI, you have to reduce your food intake so you likely aren't eating very much at all. Skimping on calories puts the brakes on your metabolism, so you don't create enough body heat. Consider putting on a few pounds by loading up on whole, healthy foods that contain lots of protein, fat, and complex carbohydrates. RELATED : Subtle Signs of Eating Disorders Your Thyroid is out of whack Add cold intolerance to the long list of health issues you can blame on the butterfly-shaped gland in your neck. Always being cold is a telltale sign of hypothyroidism, which means Your Thyroid doesn't secrete enough thyroid hormone.

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