in·su·late /ˈɪn(t)səˌlet/ 及物動詞
In·su·late v. t. [imp. & p. p. Insulated p. pr. & vb. n. Insulating ]
1. To make an island of. [Obs.]
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 of 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.
v 1: protect from heat, cold, noise, etc. by surrounding with
insulating material; "We had his bedroom insulated
before winter came"
2: place or set apart; "They isolated the political prisoners
from the other inmates" [syn: isolate]