Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb insulate

2 senses of insulate

Sense 1
insulate -- (protect from heat, cold, or noise by surrounding with insulating material; "We had his bedroom insulated before winter came")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
isolate, insulate -- (place or set apart; "They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates")
       => discriminate, separate, single out -- (treat differently on the basis of sex or race)

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