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 for dielectric
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dielectric \Di`e*lec"tric\, n. [Pref. dia- + electric.] (Elec.)
     Any substance or medium that transmits the electric force by
     a process different from conduction, as in the phenomena of
     induction; a nonconductor, separating a body electrified by
     induction, from the electrifying body.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a material such as glass or porcelain with negligible
           electrical or thermal conductivity [syn: insulator,
           dielectric, nonconductor] [ant: conductor]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "dielectric":
     conductance, conduction, conductivity, conductor,
     electric conduction, gas conduction, insulator, ionic conduction,
     liquid conduction, metallic conduction, mho, nonconducting,
     nonconductive, nonconductor, photoconduction, semiconductor,
     superconductivity, superconductor

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