Insulate 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make an island of. [Obs.] --Pennant. [1913 Webster]

2. To place in a detached situation, or in a state having no communication with surrounding objects; to isolate; to separate. [1913 Webster]

3. (Elec. & Thermotics) To prevent the transfer of electricity or heat to or from (bodies) by the interposition of nonconductors. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

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