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English verb: insulate

1. insulate (change) protect from heat, cold, or noise by surrounding with insulating material

SamplesWe had his bedroom insulated before winter came.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)soundproof, weatherstrip

2. insulate (change) place or set apart

SamplesThey isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)discriminate, separate, single out

Narrower (hyponym)cloister, ghettoise, ghettoize, maroon, quarantine, seclude, segregate, sequester, sequestrate, withdraw

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