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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Insulated  \In"su*la`ted\,  p.  a. 
  1.  Standing  by  itself  not  being  contiguous  to  other  bodies; 
  separated;  unconnected;  isolated;  as  an  insulated  house 
  or  column. 
 
  The  special  and  insulated  situation  of  the  Jews. 
  --De  Quincey. 
 
  2.  (Elect.  &  Thermotics)  Separated  from  other  bodies  by  means 
  of  nonconductors  of  heat  or  electricity. 
 
  3.  (Astron.)  Situated  at  so  great  a  distance  as  to  be  beyond 
  the  effect  of  gravitation;  --  said  of  stars  supposed  to  be 
  so  far  apart  that  the  affect  of  their  mutual  attraction  is 
  insensible.  --C.  A.  Young. 
 
  {Insulated  wire},  wire  wound  with  silk,  or  covered  with  other 
  nonconducting  material,  for  electrical  use 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
  1.  To  make  an  island  of  [Obs.]  --Pennant. 
 
  2.  To  place  in  a  detached  situation,  or  in  a  state  having  no 
  communication  with  surrounding  objects;  to  isolate;  to 
  separate. 
 
  3.  (Elec.  &  Thermotics)  To  prevent  the  transfer  o? 
  electricity  or  heat  to  or  from  (bodies)  by  the 
  interposition  of  nonconductors. 
 
  {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 




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