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quarantine

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noun quar·an·tine \ˈkwȯr-ən-ˌtēn, ˈkwär-\

Medical Definition of quarantine

  1. 1a:  a term during which a ship arriving in port and suspected of carrying contagious disease is held in isolation from the shoreb:  a regulation placing a ship in quarantinec:  a place where a ship is detained during quarantine

  2. 2a:  a restraint upon the activities or communication of persons or the transport of goods that is designed to prevent the spread of disease or pestsb:  a place in which those under quarantine are kept




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quarantine

verb quar·an·tine

Medical Definition of quarantine

quarantined; quarantining

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to detain in or exclude by quarantine

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to establish or declare a quarantine





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