|1.||[ noun ] the state of being isolated or detached|
|Synonyms:||insularity detachment insularism|
"the insulation of England was preserved by the English Channel"
|Related terms:||isolation isolate|
|2.||[ noun ] a material that reduces or prevents the transmission of heat or sound or electricity|
|Related terms:||building_material lagging insulate|
|3.||[ noun ] the act of protecting something by surrounding it with material that reduces or prevents the transmission of sound or heat or electricity|
|Related terms:||protection lining insulate|