insulator

noun in·su·la·tor \ ˈin(t)-sə-ˌlā-tər \
|Updated on: 14 Aug 2018

Definition of insulator

: one that insulates: such 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

Examples of insulator in a Sentence

  1. Metal is not a good insulator.

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First Known Use of insulator

1801

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INSULATOR Defined for English Language Learners

insulator

Definition of insulator for English Language Learners

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


INSULATOR Defined for Kids

insulator

noun in·su·la·tor \ ˈin-sə-ˌlā-tər \

Definition of insulator for Students

: 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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