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

Medical Definition of QUARANTINE

a :  a term during which a ship arriving in port and suspected of carrying contagious disease is held in isolation from the shore b :  a regulation placing a ship in quarantine c :  a place where a ship is detained during quarantine
a :  a restraint upon the activities or communication of persons or the transport of goods that is designed to prevent the spread of disease or pests b :  a place in which those under quarantine are kept
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