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[ in-suh-ley-shuhn, ins-yuh- ]


  1. material used for insulating.
  2. the act of insulating.
  3. the state of being insulated.


/ ˌɪnsjʊˈleɪʃən /


  1. Also calledinsulantˈɪnsjʊlənt material used to insulate a body, device, or region
  2. the act or process of insulating
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  • prein·su·lation noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of insulation1

First recorded in 1790–1800; insulate + -ion
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Example Sentences

Next to a reliance on carbon-heavy fuels for heating and cooling, poor insulation and associated energy loss are among the main reasons.

Robotic arms can post-process the composite, which combined with the company’s ability to automate the pouring of insulation and the 3D printing gives Mighty Buildings the ability to automate up to 80% of the construction process, the company claims.

In true Yeti fashion, its double-wall vacuum insulation keeps my drinks warmer than any mug I own.

The second method used to heat gloves is through insulation.

In static conditions, those lofted fibers trap a lot of air, providing a lot of insulation.

Williams An Ohio- based corporation that works in the electrical and thermal insulation industry.

Ohio-based corporation that works in the electrical and thermal insulation industry.

Fallen trees are filled with insulation, film tape, and in one occasion a bed.

In effect, companies from Apple on down are using cash as a form of insulation.

The demise of Gaddafi adds a much-needed layer of insulation against GOP attacks as the 2012 campaign heats up.

You will remember what I said about insulation,—how a tiny hole in the gutta-percha would allow the electricity to escape.

The insulation remained perfect, and in a few hours all was right again.

The insulation on the wire is removed with a small piece of sandpaper pasted on a block of wood.

This sparking apparatus was first constructed by using blocks of red fibre for insulation.

The bar was varnished for insulation, and the turns of wire were so few that they did not touch each other.


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