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insulator

noun in·su·la·tor \ˈin(t)-sə-ˌlā-tər\

: a material that allows little or no heat, electricity, or sound to go into or out of something

Full Definition of INSULATOR

:  one that insulates: as
a :  a material that is a poor conductor (as of electricity or heat) — compare semiconductor
b :  a device made of an electrical insulating material and used for separating or supporting conductors
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Examples of INSULATOR

  1. Metal is not a good insulator.

First Known Use of INSULATOR

1801

Rhymes with INSULATOR

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INSULATOR Defined for Kids

insulator

noun in·su·la·tor \ˈin-sə-ˌlā-tər\

Definition of INSULATOR for Kids

:  a material (as rubber or glass) that is a poor conductor of electricity, heat, or sound
Medical Dictionary

insulator

noun in·su·la·tor \ˈin(t)-sə-ˌlāt-ər\

Medical Definition of INSULATOR

:  a material that is used to provide insulation; also :  a device made of such material

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