- Word Combinations (verb), Word History
|part of speech:
||insulated, insulates, insulating
||to cover, line, or surround with a substance that reduces or stops the transfer of heat, electricity, or sound.
- similar words:
||to protect, usu. by isolating.
His parents insulated him from the evils of the world.
The word insulate
comes from insulare
, a Latin word that means "to make something like an island."