Definition of Quarantine

1. Verb. Place into enforced isolation, as for medical reasons. "My dog was quarantined before he could live in England"

Generic synonyms: Insulate, Isolate

2. Noun. Enforced isolation of patients suffering from a contagious disease in order to prevent the spread of disease.
Generic synonyms: Isolation

3. Noun. Isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease.
Generic synonyms: Closing Off, Isolation

Definition of Quarantine

1. n. A space of forty days; -- used of Lent.

2. v. t. To compel to remain at a distance, or in a given place, without intercourse, when suspected of having contagious disease; to put under, or in, quarantine.

Definition of Quarantine

1. Noun. A desert in which Christ fasted for 40 days according to the Bible ¹

2. 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 ¹

3. Noun. A sanitary measure to prevent the spread of a contagious plague by isolating those believed to be infected. ¹

4. Noun. Such official detention of a ship at or off port due to suspicion that it may be carrying a contagious disease aboard. ¹

5. Noun. A certain place for isolating persons suspected of suffering from a contagious disease. ¹

6. Noun. A certain period of time during which a person is isolated to determine whether they've been infected with a contagious disease. ¹

7. Noun. (by extension) Any rigorous measure of isolation, regardless of the reason. ¹

8. Noun. A record system kept by port health authorities in order to monitor and prevent the spread of contagious diseases. ¹

9. Noun. (computing) A place where email messages or other files which are suspected of harboring a virus are stored. ¹

10. Verb. To retain in obligatory isolation or separation, as a sanitary measure to prevent the spread of contagious disease. ¹

11. Verb. To put in isolation as if by quarantine ¹

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Definition of Quarantine


Medical Definition of Quarantine

1. The limitation on the freedom of movement of an individual, to prevent spread of a disease to other members of a population. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Quarantine

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Literary usage of Quarantine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by Indiana State Board of Health (1913)
"antitoxin of not less than 1.000 units, may lie released from quarantine at the discretion of the health officer having jurisdiction, after disinfection of ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"This is quarantine No. 8, promulgated May 28, 1913, to prevent the introduction into ... By later amendments this quarantine was lifted and cotton-seed and ..."

3. Biennial Report by Oregon Board of Horticulture (1905)
"quarantine REGULATIONS. At a special meeting of the Oregon State Board of Horticulture, held in Portland April 2, 1895, all members present, the following ..."

4. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1858)
"By the destruction of the quarantine buildings on the evening of the let of September ... The quarantine regulations of the United States are, as a whole, ..."

5. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"quarantine The word "quarantine" is derived from the Italian word "quaranta," meaning ... This was the first systematic application of maritime quarantine, ..."

6. A Dictionary, Practical, Theoretical, and Historical, of Commerce and by John Ramsey McCulloch (1852)
"If informed by the pilot the t his vessel has become liable to quarantine, by reason of any proclamation made subsequent to bis departure, to hoist and keep ..."

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