Dictionary > Insulate

Insulate

Insulate
1. To make an island of.
2. To place in a detached situation, or in a state having no communication with surrounding objects; to isolate; to separate.
3. (Science: physics) to prevent the transfer o electricity or heat to or from (bodies) by the interposition of nonconductors.
(Science: physics) Insulating stool, a stool with legs of glass or some other nonconductor of electricity, used for insulating a person or any object placed upon it.
Origin: L. Insulatus insulated, fr. Insula island. See isle, and cf. Isolate.


You will also like...

mRNA
Protein Synthesis

Part of the genetic information is devoted to the synthesis of proteins. mRNA, a type of RNA, is produced as a transcri..

Kidneys
Kidneys and Regulation of Water and Inorganic Ions

The kidneys are responsible for the regulation of water and inorganic ions. Read this tutorial to learn about the differ..

Young plant growing from the soil.
Soils

Nutrients in the soil are essential to the proper growth of a land plant. This tutorial deals with the properties of soi..

Protein (illustration)
Protein Variety

The sequence of amino acids determines the type of protein. Protein is synthesized according to the sequence of nucleoti..

Darwin's Finches - Natural Selection
Darwin and Natural Selection

This tutorial investigates the genetic diversity in more detail. It also delineates how certain alleles are favored over..

Evolution of Life - Ancient Earth
Evolution of Life – Ancient Earth

Autotrophs flourished, absorbing carbon and light. Soon after, primitive life forms that could assimilate oxygen thrived..