Definition of insulation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌinsəˈlāSH(ə)n/


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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