Definition of insulate
: to place in a detached situation : isolate; especially : to separate from conducting bodies by means of nonconductors so as to prevent transfer of electricity, heat, or sound
Examples of insulate in a Sentence
They used a special type of fiberglass to insulate the attic.
a material that is able to insulate against cold
The company has tried to insulate itself from the region's political turmoil.
I wish I could insulate my children from painful experiences.
Recent Examples of insulate from the Web
The private finance idea appealed to Kansas City Mayor Sly James and City Manager Troy Schulte, who said the arrangement could get the new terminal built faster and insulate taxpayers from risk.
Musk may be insulated from the withering attacks that Trump has leveled at several CEOs, in part because many other corporate leaders have expressed disappointment with Trump’s decision.
Since the election, administration officials have labored to explain that Trump does not intend to insulate the U.S. from the rest of the world or leave allies in a lurch.
That could have the dual effect of insulating Democrats from taking the blame alone for any potential tax hikes, while also spreading the responsibility for continued dysfunction among both parties.
Its thick brick walls helped insulate and kept it cool, while transom windows helped circulate the air.
But AlphaGo’s defiance of those expectations sends a clear message: no skill or job can be considered truly insulated from the impacts of artificial intelligence.
Regardless, the Court does not find Plaintiff’s argument meritorious, and will not insulate counsel from their own strategic machinations.
Brown wants a two-thirds vote to insulate cap and trade from legal challenges.
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Origin and Etymology of insulate
First Known Use: circa 1741
INSULATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of insulate for English Language Learners
: to add a material or substance to (something) in order to stop heat, electricity, or sound from going into or out of it
: to prevent (someone or something) from dealing with or experiencing something : to keep (someone or something) separate from something unpleasant, dangerous, etc.
INSULATE Defined for Kids
Definition of insulate for Students
1 : to separate from others : isolate At home he insulates himself from the city.
2 : to separate a conductor of electricity, heat, or sound from other conductors by means of something that does not allow the passage of electricity, heat, or sound insulated electrical wire
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