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insulator

in suh lay ter

  • n  a material such as glass or porcelain with negligible electrical or thermal conductivity

  • Setting out to make an insulator, he invented the first true plastic and transformed the world.
  • A worker cleans the ceramic insulator pots under the live rail at Pimlico.
  • The remarkable properties of high-grade sheet mica as an insulator make it invaluable as a strategic war material, where it is essential for radio tubes, radar equipment .
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  • Carl Scully in NEWS.com.au
    It is nothing to do with the level of investment or maintenance,Mr Scully said. "It's all about an unusual occurrence of light rain, humidity and dust combining to cause the electricity to arc over, jump over, an insulator."
  • Randy Forbes in WVBT
    When pressed again, Congressman Forbes responded, "I think that number would be astronomical and I think one of the things you see with the current economic situation that we have, the Navy is the greatest insulator we have right now in helping this...

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