Meanwhile the White House has gone to great lengths to insulate the president from the unfolding drama in China.
Their purpose was transparent: insulate Hayward and the Unified Command.
With Watergate closing in, Nixon fired Haldeman and Ehrlichman in a fruitless effort to insulate himself.
We insulate ourselves from such natural volatility at our own peril.
Is the White House trying to insulate the president from the unfolding drama in China?
This was a matter of vital importance to him, and this man seemed able to insulate himself against either threat or suggestion.
These, when dry, insulate almost, but not quite as well as solid paraffin.
By means of the ribbon he held the cord to insulate it from his hand.
Be sure to insulate all joints and wires well inside the box.
A simple porcelain cleat at either end, as shown in the drawing, will serve to insulate it sufficiently.
1530s, "make into an island," from Latin insulatus, from insula (see insular). Sense of "cause a person or thing to be detached from surroundings" is from 1785. Electrical/chemical sense of "block from electricity or heat" is from 1742. Related: Insulated; insulating.