In"su*late (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Insulated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Insulating (?).] [L. insulatus insulated, fr. insula island. See Isle, and cf. Isolate.]

1.

To make an island of.

[Obs.]

Pennant.

2.

To place in a detached situation, or in a state having no communication with surrounding objects; to isolate; to separate.

3. Elec. & Thermotics

To prevent the transfer o electricity or heat to or from (bodies) by the interposition of nonconductors.

Insulating stool Elec., a stool with legs of glass or some other nonconductor of electricity, used for insulating a person or any object placed upon it.

 

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