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[in-suh-ley-tiv, ins-yuh-] /ˈɪn səˌleɪ tɪv, ˈɪns yə-/
serving to protect or insulate:
glassware shipped in insulative packing.
Origin of insulative
1940-45; insulate + -ive Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Blood flow through tissues largely determines the insulative properties of the tissues.
  • 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.
  • Installation of new roofs with high insulative properties on all buildings.
  • The first method detects the flow of current from one electrode to another through a hole in the insulative liner.
  • It features a low coefficient of thermal expansion and excellent electrical insulative properties.

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