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insulation

[in-suh-ley-shuh n, ins-yuh-] /ˌɪn səˈleɪ ʃən, ˌɪns yə-/
noun
1.
material used for insulating.
2.
the act of insulating.
3.
the state of being insulated.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; insulate + -ion
Related forms
preinsulation, noun
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Examples for insulation
  • When insulating your home, you can choose from many types of insulation.
  • Faced insulation has paper or foil on one side as a vapor barrier.
  • The money isn't for insulation per se, it's for approved contractors to apply insulation.
  • Proper insulation conserves heating and cooling energy.
  • Cut or flat, can plug used in ceilings, similar to how the paper can be recycled as insulation material.
  • Earmuffs are nothing more than over-the-ear headphones with some extra insulation and a frustrating inability to play music.
  • More insulation would improve energy efficiency enormously.
  • Local building codes dictate required exterior wall and ceiling insulation.
  • Polymers can fulfill a wide variety of functions thanks to properties such as high strength, solvent resistance and insulation.
  • Shingles and insulation are also must-haves to keep the chickens warm and dry if you live in an extreme climate.
British Dictionary definitions for insulation

insulation

/ˌɪnsjʊˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
Also called insulant (ˈɪnsjʊlənt). material used to insulate a body, device, or region
2.
the act or process of insulating
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