(comparative more insulated, superlative most insulated)
- Protected from heat, cold, noise etc, by being surrounded with an insulating material.
- Placed or set apart.
- an insulated house or column
- (of an electrically conducting material) Isolated or separated from other conducting materials, or sources of electricity.
- Early insulated wires were covered in silk rather than plastic.
- (astronomy, dated) 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 undetectable.
- simple past tense and past participle of insulate
Variant of insulate
transitive verbinsulated, insulating
- to set apart; detach from the rest; isolate
- to separate or cover with a nonconducting material in order to prevent the passage or leakage of electricity, heat, sound, radioactive particles, etc.
Origin of insulate; from Classical Latin insulatus, made like an island ; from insula, isle