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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 prevent heat, electricity, etc., from escaping or entering: We’ve saved a lot on our heating bills by insulating the attic.
  • insulate verb [T] (PROTECT)

to protect someone or something from outside influences: As a member of a rich and powerful family, she was insulated from ordinary life.
(Definition of insulate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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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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