insulate insulate  /ˈɪn sə ˌleɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) protect from heat, cold, or noise by surrounding with insulating material
  2. (v) place or set apart

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Early electrical workers used it as a coating to insulate coils, and molded it into stand-alone insulators by pressing together layers of shellac-impregnated paper.
  2. He could have jump-started and he still could the Obama plan by releasing funds for a green-jobs program to insulate public buildings.
  3. But well-governed nations find ways to insulate their economies from the downside of commodities.

News

  1. Edward Snowden leaks: why Obama has a political cushion (+video)

    Edward Snowden and his decision to speak out as the leaker of classified national security documents have deflected attention from President Obama. The political odd couples defending and opposing the programs also insulate the president.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  2. Edward Snowden leaks: why Obama has a political cushion

    Edward Snowden and his decision to speak out as the leaker of classified national security documents have deflected attention from President Obama. The political odd couples defending and opposing the programs also insulate the president.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Quotes

  1. "Having taken action on the banking system, we must now take action on the global financial recession, which is likely to cause recession in America, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, and -- because no country can insulate itself from it -- Britain,...
    on Oct 22, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: CNN International

  2. "Texans are protected by robust homestead laws that insulate homeowners from the losses depicted in Travelers' advertisements," Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said. "Because the state already protects homeowners, it is improper for...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Greg Abbott Source: Hartford Courant

  3. "Time is of the essence," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., saying the bipartisan effort will try to "insulate Main Street from Wall Street."
    on Sep 18, 2008 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: The Miami Herald

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