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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make an island of. [Obs.] --Pennant. [1913 Webster] 2. To place in a detached situation, or in a state having no communication with surrounding objects; to isolate; to separate. [1913 Webster] 3. (Elec. & Thermotics) To prevent the transfer of electricity or heat to or from (bodies) by the interposition of nonconductors. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]