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Verb: insulate  'in-su,leyt [N. Amer], 'in-syû,leyt [Brit]
  1. Protect from heat, cold, or noise by surrounding with insulating material
    "We had his bedroom insulated before winter came"
  2. Separate in order to protect or prevent interaction
    "They insulated the political prisoners from the other inmates";
    - isolate

Derived forms: insulated, insulating, insulates

Type of: alter, change, discriminate, modify, separate, single out

Encyclopedia: Insulate