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insulate

verb [T] uk   /ˈɪn.sjʊ.leɪt/ us  

insulate verb [T] (COVER)

to cover and surround something with a material or substance in order to stop heat, sound, or electricity from escaping or entering: You can insulate a house against heat loss by having the windows double-glazed.Isolating and separatingElectricity and electronics

insulate verb [T] (PROTECT)

to protect someone or something from harmful experiences or influences: Children should be insulated from the horrors of war. Until recently the country's economy has been insulated from recession by its reserves of raw materials.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
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