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English noun: insulation

1. insulation (state) the state of being isolated or detached


SamplesThe insulation of England was preserved by the English Channel.


Synonymsdetachment, insularism, insularity


Broader (hypernym)isolation

2. insulation (substance) a material that reduces or prevents the transmission of heat or sound or electricity


Synonymsinsulant, insulating material


Broader (hypernym)building material


Narrower (hyponym)corkboard, lagging

3. insulation (act) the act of protecting something by surrounding it with material that reduces or prevents the transmission of sound or heat or electricity


Broader (hypernym)protection


Narrower (hyponym)lining









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