uninsulated

adjective

un·​in·​su·​lat·​ed ˌən-ˈin(t)-sə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce uninsulated (audio)
: not provided with insulation : not insulated
a small, uninsulated shed
an uninsulated attic

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In testing, the water temperature went down to room temperature after just a few hours due to the water bottle being made of uninsulated plastic. Anna Popp, Travel + Leisure, 16 Feb. 2023 There are two main types of snow pants: insulated and uninsulated. Maggie Slepian, Popular Mechanics, 12 Jan. 2023 The uninsulated rooms, hallways and indoor stairways are designed to fill with smoke, giving firefighters the experience of working their way through a burning building. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Aug. 2022 Like a cold front swooping in, an uninsulated wall can create its own type of uncomfortable breeze in a room, Horowitz explained. Jon Gorey, BostonGlobe.com, 12 June 2022 Our attic is well insulated, but the second-floor walls — behind the mansard roof — are uninsulated. Mark Philben, BostonGlobe.com, 29 May 2022 That’s especially true for women working at home in informal housing settlements, where low-cost, uninsulated roofs magnify heat. Erika Page, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Apr. 2022 Around one-third of all heat lost in an uninsulated home escapes through the walls, while up to 25% can be lost through the roof. Isabelle Jani-friend, CNN, 16 Mar. 2022 Rim joists—the band of wood that rests on a basement's foundation walls—are often left uninsulated. Maria V. Charbonneaux, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uninsulated was in 1794

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“Uninsulated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninsulated. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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