verb (used with object), in·su·lat·ed, in·su·lat·ing.
- insular celtic,
- insulating tape,
Origin of insulate
Examples from the Web for uninsulated
Straight ahead they went now, bending low, dodging elbows of big gas mains, on the alert for uninsulated electric wires.The Black Star|Johnston McCulley
The free, uninsulated wire (except at supports) extended several hundred feet through the air.The Invention of the Track Circuit|American Railway Association
Thus the train, wherever it stands, bridges a gap separating the insulated from the uninsulated section.
The interior sphere was insulated, the external one uninsulated.Faraday As A Discoverer|John Tyndall
Word Origin for insulate
1530s, "make into an island," from Latin insulatus, from insula (see insular). Sense of "cause a person or thing to be detached from surroundings" is from 1785. Electrical/chemical sense of "block from electricity or heat" is from 1742. Related: Insulated; insulating.