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Noun: quarantine  'kwor-un,teen or 'kwór-un,teen [N. Amer], 'kwó-run,teen [Brit]
  1. Enforced isolation of patients suffering from a contagious disease in order to prevent the spread of disease
  2. Isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease
Verb: quarantine  'kwor-un,teen or 'kwór-un,teen [N. Amer], 'kwó-run,teen [Brit]
  1. Place into enforced isolation, as for medical reasons
    "My dog was quarantined before he could live in England"

Derived forms: quarantined, quarantines, quarantining

Type of: closing off, insulate, isolate, isolation

Encyclopedia: Quarantine