HyperDic: insulation

English > 3 senses of the word insulation:
NOUNstateinsulation, insularity, insularism, detachmentthe state of being isolated / isolated or detached
substanceinsulation, insulanta material that reduces or prevents the transmission of heat or sound or electricity
actinsulationthe act of protecting something by surrounding it with material that reduces or prevents the transmission of sound or heat or electricity
insulation > pronunciation
Soundsih.nsahley'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > insulation: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being isolated / isolated or detached.
Example"the insulation of England was preserved by the English Channel"
Synonymsinsularity, insularism, detachment
BroaderisolationA state of separation between persons or groups
Spanishestrechez de miras, insularidad, insularismo
Catalanestretor d'esperit, visió estreta
Verbsinsulateplace or set apart
English > insulation: 3 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningA material that reduces or prevents the transmission of heat or sound or electricity.
Synonyminsulant
NarrowercorkboardA heat-insulating building material consisting of cork granules that are made into sheets by compressing and baking
laggingUsed to wrap around pipes or boilers or laid in attics to prevent loss of heat / heat
Broaderbuilding materialmaterial used for constructing buildings
Spanishaislante, material aislante
Catalanaïllant
Verbsinsulateprotect from heat, cold, or noise by surrounding with insulating material
English > insulation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of protecting something by surrounding it with material that reduces or prevents the transmission of sound or heat or electricity.
NarrowerliningThe act of attaching an inside lining (to a garment or curtain etc.)
BroaderprotectionThe activity of protecting someone or something
Spanishaislamiento
Catalanaïllament, isolament
Verbsinsulateprotect from heat, cold, or noise by surrounding with insulating material

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