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INSULANT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does insulant mean? 

INSULANT (noun)
  The noun INSULANT has 1 sense:

1. a material that reduces or prevents the transmission of heat or sound or electricity

  Familiarity information: INSULANT used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INSULANT (noun)


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Meaning:

A material that reduces or prevents the transmission of heat or sound or electricity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

insulant; insulating material; insulation

Hypernyms ("insulant" is a kind of...):

building material (material used for constructing buildings)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "insulant"):

lagging (used to wrap around pipes or boilers or laid in attics to prevent loss of heat)

corkboard (a heat-insulating building material consisting of cork granules that are made into sheets by compressing and baking)


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