insulation









insulation


noun

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

noun

  1. Also called: insulant (ˈɪnsjʊlənt) material used to insulate a body, device, or region
  2. the act or process of insulating
n.

1848, “act of making (something) into an island,” noun of action from insulate. Transferred sense attested by 1798. Electrical sense is from 1767. The concrete sense of “insulating material” is recorded by 1870.

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