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"insulate" in British English

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(Definition of insulate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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insulateverb [T]

 us   /ˈɪn·səˌleɪt/
  • insulate verb [T] (COVER)

to use a ​material to ​cover or go around the ​surface of something in ​order to ​preventheat, ​electricity, etc., from ​escaping or ​entering: We’ve ​saved a lot on ​ourheatingbills by insulating the ​attic.
  • insulate verb [T] (PROTECT)

to ​protect someone or something from ​outsideinfluences: As a ​member of a ​rich and ​powerfulfamily, she was insulated from ​ordinarylife.
(Definition of insulate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"insulate" in Business English

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insulateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈɪnsjəleɪt/
to ​protect someone or something from something that might ​harm them or it: insulate sb/sth against/from sth Firms ​producing basic necessities are better insulated from the ​effects of a ​recession.
(Definition of insulate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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