insulator

[in-suh-ley-ter, ins-yuh-]
noun
1.
Electricity.
a.
a material of such low conductivity that the flow of current through it is negligible.
b.
insulating material, often glass or porcelain, in a unit form designed so as to support a charged conductor and electrically isolate it.
2.
a person or thing that insulates.

Origin:
1795–1805; insulate + -or2

noninsulator, noun
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insulator (ˈɪnsjʊˌleɪtə)
 
n
any material or device that insulates, esp a material with a very low electrical conductivity or thermal conductivity or something made of such a material

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insulator   (ĭn'sə-lā'tər)  Pronunciation Key 
A material or an object that does not easily allow heat, electricity, light, or sound to pass through it. Air, cloth and rubber are good electrical insulators; feathers and wool make good thermal insulators. Compare conductor.
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insulator definition


A material that does not easily transmit energy, such as electric current or heat. Materials such as wood, plastic, and ceramics are insulators. Fiberglass is an example of a heat insulator. (Compare conductor.)

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Example sentences
But snow pack and other natural insulators can keep the frogs sufficiently warm
  during their winter hibernation.
The transistors are sandwiches of metals and insulators that must be laid down
  on a flat surface, which produces a rigid display.
Two strands of two millimeter galvanized wire, the top one indicated by the
  insulators on every tree, was the hot one.
In this case, officials say soot from nearby fires collected on the insulators.
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