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Etymology

Originally "make into an island", from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] insulatus (past participle of insulare).

Verb

Infinitive
to insulate

Third person singular
insulates

Simple past
insulated

Past participle
insulated

Present participle
insulating

to insulate (third-person singular simple present insulates, present participle insulating, simple past and past participle insulated)
  1. To separate, detach, or isolate.
  2. To separate a body or material from others, eg. by non-conductors to prevent the transfer of electricity, heat, etc.
    Ceramic can be used to insulate power lines.

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