[in-suh-ley-tiv, ins-yuh-]
serving to protect or insulate: glassware shipped in insulative packing.

1940–45; insulate + -ive Unabridged
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Blood flow through tissues largely determines the insulative properties of the
These leather gloves are to be worn over insulative rubber gloves at all times
  to protect the rubber gloves.
The lightweight and insulative properties of polyurethane saves energy and
  resources throughout the world.
The desert roof adds a significant insulative value, retains rainwater, and
  reduces storm water runoff on the site.
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