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insulation

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noun in·su·la·tion \ˌin(t)-sə-ˈlā-shən\

Simple Definition of insulation

  • : a material or substance that is used to stop heat, electricity, or sound from going into or out of something : a material that insulates something

  • : the quality or state of being insulated

  • : the act of insulating something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of insulation

  1. 1 a :  the action of insulating b :  the state of being insulated

  2. 2 :  material used in insulating

Examples of insulation in a sentence

  1. These materials provide the insulation needed in cold weather.

  2. <she had grown up in such rural insulation that she'd never met anyone of a different race>



1798

First Known Use of insulation

1798


INSULATION Defined for Kids

insulation

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noun in·su·la·tion \ˌin-sə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of insulation for Students

  1. 1 :  material that is used to stop the passage of electricity, heat, or sound from one conductor to another

  2. 2 :  the act of insulating :  the state of being insulated <insulation of wires>




Medical Dictionary

insulation

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noun in·su·la·tion \ˌin(t)-sə-ˈlā-shən\

Medical Definition of insulation

  1. 1:  the action of separating a conductor from conducting bodies by means of nonconductors so as to prevent transfer of electricity, heat, or sound; also :  the state resulting from such action

  2. 2:  material used to provide insulation

insulate

\ˈin(t)-sə-ˌlāt\play transitive verb

insulated

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insulating





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