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insulate (someone or something) against (someone or something)

To protect someone or something from something negative or unpleasant. What can we use to insulate us against this bitter cold? I try to insulate my younger siblings against Dad's wrath when he's had a hard day at work.
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insulate (someone or something) from (someone or something)

To protect someone or something from something negative or unpleasant. What can we use to insulate us from this bitter cold? I try to insulate my younger siblings from Dad's wrath when he's had a hard day at work.
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insulate someone or something against someone or something

 and insulate someone or something from someone or something
to protect someone or something against the effect of someone or something. Use an extra blanket to insulate the baby against the cold. John is a bad influence on the children, and I've taken care to insulate them against him. We insulated the children from the effects of John and his bad habits.
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* Single pane glass may keep out the weather but it does little to insulate against heat loss or reflect the sun's heat that can cause overheating.
Unitech Systems, Inc., has launched INsulate, a scalable software solution that detects invalid business transactions and prevents them from entering internal applications.
In fact, carbon-based aerogels made with resorcinol-formaldehyde can insulate better than any other material known, Xianping Lu of the University of Wurzburg in Germany and his colleagues report in the Feb.
New glass will insulate in the range of R-5 to R-8, (R being a measure of insulating performance--the higher the number the better the insulation performance) and disproportionately impact overall building energy efficiency.
- Reduced weather impact: Shaw Pipe will insulate the pipe indoors, eliminating weather-related schedule delays.
You can insulate solid walls by dry-lining them, that is, by adding an extra layer of plasterboard to their inner faces.