Definition of insulation in English:


Syllabification: in·su·la·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌins(y)əˈlāSHən


  • 1The action of insulating something or someone: keep your home warmer through insulation heat insulation
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    • The work will include new stairs, full disabled access via a lift, plus new wiring, heating, insulation, toilet facilities, storage and office space.
    • However, asbestos was applied for heat insulation in the factory.
    • New homes need to provide for disabled access, and better sound and heat insulation which so often can not be achieved in older buildings.
  • 1.1The state of being insulated: his comparative insulation from the world
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    • New doors have opened, allowing us to choose paths that free us from that insulation and isolation.
    • The potential effects of isolation and insulation intrigue me.
  • 1.2Material used to insulate something, especially a building: fit insulation to all exposed pipes
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    • These do-it-yourself instructions cover installation of batts and blankets, loose-fill or poured-in materials, rigid boards, and reflective insulations.
    • Manufacturers are examining ways of using cementitious or fibrous core insulating materials in place of the plastic insulations.
    • Cellulose, fiberglass, and rock wool loose-fill insulations are good choices for many insulation projects.

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