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See definition of insulation on Dictionary.com
  • nounthe act of insulating
  • nounan insulator

synonyms for insulation

  • covering
  • cushioning
  • lining
  • padding
  • caulking
  • furring
  • packing
  • cording
  • defending
  • isolating
  • neutralizing
  • protecting
  • surrounding
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How to use insulation in a sentence

You will remember what I said about insulation,—how a tiny hole in the gutta-percha would allow the electricity to escape.
ST. NICHOLAS, VOL. 5, NO. 5, MARCH, 1878VARIOUS
The insulation remained perfect, and in a few hours all was right again.
ST. NICHOLAS, VOL. 5, NO. 5, MARCH, 1878VARIOUS
The insulation on the wire is removed with a small piece of sandpaper pasted on a block of wood.
THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
This sparking apparatus was first constructed by using blocks of red fibre for insulation.
LANGLEY MEMOIR ON MECHANICAL FLIGHT, PARTS I AND IIS. P. (SAMUEL PIERPONT) LANGLEY AND CHARLES M. (CHARLES MATTHEWS) MANLY
The bar was varnished for insulation, and the turns of wire were so few that they did not touch each other.
STEAM STEEL AND ELECTRICITYJAMES W. STEELE
When ten miles were laid the insulation, which had been growing weaker, failed altogether.
STEAM STEEL AND ELECTRICITYJAMES W. STEELE
The insulation of a Leyden jar broke down at this point, and nothing more could be done until it was remedied.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
This feature of air insulation is peculiar to this system, and is very important as a factor in the durability of the commutator.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, VOL. XV., NO. 388, JUNE 9, 1883VARIOUS
The insulation of the conductor has been a matter of considerable difficulty, chiefly on account of the moistness of the climate.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, VOL. XV., NO. 388, JUNE 9, 1883VARIOUS
For the insulation of the wires he recommended gutta-percha, which was then becoming known as an insulator.
HEROES OF THE TELEGRAPHJ. MUNRO
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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