In effect, companies from Apple on down are using cash as a form of insulation.
Fallen trees are filled with insulation, film tape, and in one occasion a bed.
The demise of Gaddafi adds a much-needed layer of insulation against GOP attacks as the 2012 campaign heats up.
The Automaton reached out and began rubbing sharply at the insulation of the feed wires.
Yet here in the turret, unguarded by insulation, I could say nothing.
Allow no metal dust or gritty substances to accumulate at the insulation of exposed parts.
The insulation is not what keeps the wire cool, as you can see by the next experiment.
The outer (cotton) insulation of each wire is made of white or of dyed threads.
The insulation resistance was better than the best known to Earth's science.
It was clear that Rhode Island could not long preserve her insulation.
1848, "act of making (something) into an island," noun of action from insulate. Transferred sense attested by 1798. Electrical sense is from 1767. The concrete sense of "insulating material" is recorded by 1870.