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instrumentation
  • n  an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
  • n  the act of providing or using the instruments needed for some implementation
  • n  the instruments called for in a musical score or arrangement for a band or orchestra
  • n  the act of arranging a piece of music for an orchestra and assigning parts to the different musical instruments
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insubordination
  • n  defiance of authority
  • n  an insubordinate act
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insubstantiality
  • n  lack of solid substance and strength
  • n  lacking substance or reality
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insufficiency
  • n  a lack of competence
  • n  (pathology) inability of a bodily part or organ to function normally
  • n  lack of an adequate quantity or number
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insufflation
  • n  (medicine) blowing air or medicated powder into the lungs (or into some other body cavity)
  • n  an act of blowing or breathing on or into something
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insulant
  • n  a material that reduces or prevents the transmission of heat or sound or electricity
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insulating material
  • n  a material that reduces or prevents the transmission of heat or sound or electricity
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insulating tape
  • n  a water-resistant adhesive tape used to insulate exposed electrical conductors
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insulation
  • n  the state of being isolated or detached
    the insulation of England was preserved by the English Channel
  • n  a material that reduces or prevents the transmission of heat or sound or electricity
  • n  the act of protecting something by surrounding it with material that reduces or prevents the transmission of sound or heat or electricity
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insulator
  • n  a material such as glass or porcelain with negligible electrical or thermal conductivity
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insulin
  • n  hormone secreted by the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas; regulates storage of glycogen in the liver and accelerates oxidation of sugar in cells
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insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
  • n  severe diabetes mellitus with an early onset; characterized by polyuria and excessive thirst and increased appetite and weight loss and episodic ketoacidosis; diet and insulin injections are required to control the disease
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insulin reaction
  • n  hypoglycemia produced by excessive insulin in the system causing coma
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insulin shock
  • n  hypoglycemia produced by excessive insulin in the system causing coma
  • n  the administration of sufficient insulin to induce convulsions and coma
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insulin shock therapy
  • n  the administration of sufficient insulin to induce convulsions and coma
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insulin shock treatment
  • n  the administration of sufficient insulin to induce convulsions and coma
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insult
  • n  a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    they yelled insults at the visiting team
  • n  a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    turning his back on me was a deliberate insult
  • v  treat, mention, or speak to rudely
    He insulted her with his rude remarks
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insurability
  • n  the quality of being insurable; the conditions under which an insurance company will issue insurance to an applicant (based on standards set by the insurance company)
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