Associations to the word «Quarantine»

Wiktionary

QUARANTINE, noun. A desert in which Christ fasted for 40 days according to the Bible
QUARANTINE, noun. A grace period of 40 days during which a widow has the right to remain in her dead husband's home, regardless of the inheritance
QUARANTINE, noun. A sanitary measure to prevent the spread of a contagious plague by isolating those believed to be infected.
QUARANTINE, noun. Such official detention of a ship at or off port due to suspicion that it may be carrying a contagious disease aboard.
QUARANTINE, noun. A certain place for isolating persons suspected of suffering from a contagious disease.
QUARANTINE, noun. A certain period of time during which a person is isolated to determine whether they've been infected with a contagious disease.
QUARANTINE, noun. (by extension) Any rigorous measure of isolation, regardless of the reason.
QUARANTINE, noun. A record system kept by port health authorities in order to monitor and prevent the spread of contagious diseases.
QUARANTINE, noun. (computing) A place where email messages or other files which are suspected of harboring a virus are stored.
QUARANTINE, verb. To retain in obligatory isolation or separation, as a sanitary measure to prevent the spread of contagious disease.
QUARANTINE, verb. To put in isolation as if by quarantine
QUARANTINE FLAG, noun. (nautical) a yellow flag hoisted by all ships on entering a harbor, to show that it has contagious or infectious disease aboard, or by a ship that has been quarantined

Dictionary definition

QUARANTINE, noun. Enforced isolation of patients suffering from a contagious disease in order to prevent the spread of disease.
QUARANTINE, noun. Isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease.
QUARANTINE, verb. Place into enforced isolation, as for medical reasons; "My dog was quarantined before he could live in England".

Wise words

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