v. make an island of; place in a detached situation, or in a state having no communication with surrounding objects; isolate; separate
It is important to insulate the furnace from any neighboring woodwork with brick and asbestos.
Sentence in Classic:
The platinoid wire is insulated and the covering of silk that insulates it is wound on the ebonite bobbins just where my finger is.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
I saw that under the mask of these half humorous innuendoes, this old seaman, as an insulated Quakerish Nantucketer, was full of his insular prejudices, and rather distrustful of all aliens, unless they hailed from Cape Cod or the Vineyard.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
It was, moreover, a separate and insulated event, to occur but once in her lifetime, and to meet which, therefore, reckless of economy, she might call up the vital strength that would have sufficed for many quiet years.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context