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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·su·la·ted p. a.
 1. Standing by itself; not being contiguous to other bodies; separated; unconnected; isolated; as, an insulated house or column.
    The special and insulated situation of the Jews.   --De Quincey.
 2. Elect. & Thermotics Separated from other bodies by means of nonconductors of heat or electricity.
 3. Astron. Situated at so great a distance as to be beyond the effect of gravitation; -- said of stars supposed to be so far apart that the affect of their mutual attraction is insensible.
 Insulated wire, wire covered with some nonconducting material, such as plastic or silk, for use in conducting electricity.