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insulate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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insulatein‧su‧late /ˈɪnsjəleɪt $ ˈɪnsə-, ˈɪnʃə-/ verb [transitive]  1 Tto cover or protect something with a material that stops electricity, sound, heat etc from getting in or outinsulate something from/against something Pipes may need insulating against the cold. an insulated attic2 PROTECTto keep someone apart from particular experiences or influences, especially unpleasant onesinsulate somebody from something The royal family tried to insulate him from the prying eyes of the media.
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Examples from the Corpus
insulateinsulated containers for cold drinksShe spent $10,000 insulating her home to try to keep the highway noise out.
From Longman Business Dictionaryinsulatein‧su‧late /ˈɪnsjəleɪtˈɪnsə-, ˈɪnʃə-/ verb [transitive] to keep something safe from the harmful effects of somethinginsulate something from/against somethingSuch a strategy helps insulate the portfolio from the stock market’s volatility.insulation noun [uncountable]The region’s insulation from oil price rises is now set to end.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
insulate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyinsulate
he, she, itinsulates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyinsulated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave insulated
he, she, ithas insulated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad insulated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill insulate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have insulated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam insulating
he, she, itis insulating
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you, we, theyare insulating
Past
I, he, she, itwas insulating
you, we, theywere insulating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been insulating
he, she, ithas been insulating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been insulating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be insulating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been insulating
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