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view main entry for insular adjective  /ˈɪnsjʊlə(r)/
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  /ˌɪnsjʊˈlærəti/ noun [uncountable]
British English pronunciation: insularity
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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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