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quar·an·tine

 (kwôr′ən-tēn′, kwŏr′-)
n.
1.
a. A condition, period of time, or place in which a person, animal, plant, vehicle, or amount of material suspected of carrying an infectious agent is kept in confinement or isolated in an effort to prevent disease from spreading.
b. An action resulting in such a condition: the government's quarantine of the animals.
2.
a. An action to isolate another nation, such as a blockade of its ports or a severance of diplomatic or trade relations.
b. The condition of being isolated by such an action.
3. Computers The isolation of data or data transmissions in order to keep viruses, worms, or other malware from infecting a computer or computer network.
tr.v. quar·an·tined, quar·an·tin·ing, quar·an·tines
To isolate in quarantine.

[Italian quarantena, from Venetian dialectal Italian, quarantine of a ship (so called because the length of the quarantine was typically forty days), from Old Italian quarantina, period of forty days (such as one designated for fasting or penance), from quaranta, forty, from Latin quadrāgintā; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.]

quar′an·tin′a·ble adj.

quarantine

(ˈkwɒrənˌtiːn)
n
1. (Medicine) a period of isolation or detention, esp of persons or animals arriving from abroad, to prevent the spread of disease, usually consisting of the maximum known incubation period of the suspected disease
2. (Medicine) the place or area where such detention is enforced
3. any period or state of enforced isolation
vb (tr)
4. to isolate in or as if in quarantine
5. Austral to withhold (a portion of a welfare payment) from a person or group of people
[C17: from Italian quarantina period of forty days, from quaranta forty, from Latin quadrāgintā]

quar•an•tine

(ˈkwɔr ənˌtin, ˈkwɒr-, ˌkwɔr ənˈtin, ˌkwɒr-)

n., v. -tined, -tin•ing. n.
1. a strict isolation imposed to prevent the spread of disease.
2. a period, orig. 40 days, of detention or isolation imposed upon ships, people, animals, or plants on arrival at a port or place, when suspected of carrying a contagious disease.
3. a system of measures maintained at ports, frontiers, etc., for preventing the spread of disease.
4. a place or station at which such measures are carried out, as a place where ships are detained.
5. the detention or isolation enforced.
6. the place, as a hospital, where people are detained.
7. social, political, or economic isolation imposed as a punishment.
8. a period of 40 days.
v.t.
9. to put in or subject to quarantine.
10. to exclude, detain, or isolate for political or social reasons.
[1600–10; < Italian quarantina period of forty days, derivative of quaranta forty « Latin quadrāgintā]
quar′an•tin`a•ble, adj.

quarantine


Past participle: quarantined
Gerund: quarantining

Imperative
quarantine
quarantine
Present
I quarantine
you quarantine
he/she/it quarantines
we quarantine
you quarantine
they quarantine
Preterite
I quarantined
you quarantined
he/she/it quarantined
we quarantined
you quarantined
they quarantined
Present Continuous
I am quarantining
you are quarantining
he/she/it is quarantining
we are quarantining
you are quarantining
they are quarantining
Present Perfect
I have quarantined
you have quarantined
he/she/it has quarantined
we have quarantined
you have quarantined
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Past Continuous
I was quarantining
you were quarantining
he/she/it was quarantining
we were quarantining
you were quarantining
they were quarantining
Past Perfect
I had quarantined
you had quarantined
he/she/it had quarantined
we had quarantined
you had quarantined
they had quarantined
Future
I will quarantine
you will quarantine
he/she/it will quarantine
we will quarantine
you will quarantine
they will quarantine
Future Perfect
I will have quarantined
you will have quarantined
he/she/it will have quarantined
we will have quarantined
you will have quarantined
they will have quarantined
Future Continuous
I will be quarantining
you will be quarantining
he/she/it will be quarantining
we will be quarantining
you will be quarantining
they will be quarantining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been quarantining
you have been quarantining
he/she/it has been quarantining
we have been quarantining
you have been quarantining
they have been quarantining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been quarantining
you will have been quarantining
he/she/it will have been quarantining
we will have been quarantining
you will have been quarantining
they will have been quarantining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been quarantining
you had been quarantining
he/she/it had been quarantining
we had been quarantining
you had been quarantining
they had been quarantining
Conditional
I would quarantine
you would quarantine
he/she/it would quarantine
we would quarantine
you would quarantine
they would quarantine
Past Conditional
I would have quarantined
you would have quarantined
he/she/it would have quarantined
we would have quarantined
you would have quarantined
they would have quarantined
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quarantine - enforced isolation of patients suffering from a contagious disease in order to prevent the spread of diseasequarantine - enforced isolation of patients suffering from a contagious disease in order to prevent the spread of disease
isolation - a state of separation between persons or groups
2.quarantine - isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease
closing off, isolation - the act of isolating something; setting something apart from others
Verb1.quarantine - place into enforced isolation, as for medical reasons; "My dog was quarantined before he could live in England"
isolate, insulate - place or set apart; "They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates"

quarantine

noun
1. isolation, segregation, solitude She was sent home and put in quarantine.
verb
1. isolate, separate, segregate, keep apart It is sensible to quarantine all new plants for a week or two.
Translations
حَجْر صِحِّيفَتْرَة حَجْر صِحّيمَحْجَر صِحّييَحْجر صِحِّيّاً
quarantena
karanténadátdát do karanténydo
karantæne
karanteenipanna
karantena
karanténvesztegzárvesztegzár alá helyezkaranténba helyezkaranténba zár
setja í sóttkvísóttkví
検疫期間
격리
karantinaskarantino trukmėlaikyti karantine
karantīnakarantīnas laiks/ilgumsturēt karantīnā
dať do karanténykaranténa
karantena
karantän
สถานกักกันเพื่อป้องกันการแพร่ของเชื้อโรค
karantinakarantina süresikarantinaya almak/sokmak/koymak
sự kiểm dịch

quarantine

[ˈkwɒrəntiːn]
A. Ncuarentena f
to be in quarantineestar en cuarentena
to place a dog in quarantineponer un perro en cuarentena
B. VTponer en cuarentena

quarantine

[ˈkwɒrəntiːn] nquarantaine f
in quarantine → en quarantaine

quarantine

nQuarantäne f; to be in quarantinein Quarantäne sein; (ship) → unter Quarantäne liegen; to put somebody in quarantinejdn unter Quarantäne stellen
attrQuarantäne-; quarantine periodQuarantänezeit f
vt person, animal, ship, areaunter Quarantäne stellen

quarantine

[ˈkwɒrntiːn]
1. nquarantena
in quarantine → in quarantena

quarantine

(ˈkworəntiːn) noun
1. the keeping away from other people or animals of people or animals that might be carrying an infectious disease. My dog was in quarantine for six months.
2. the period in or for which this is done. The quarantine for a dog entering Britain from abroad is six months.
verb
to put (a person or animal) in quarantine.

quarantine

حَجْر صِحِّي karanténa karantæne Quarantäne καραντίνα cuarentena karanteeni quarantaine karantena quarantena 検疫期間 격리 quarantaine karantene kwarantanna quarentena карантин karantän สถานกักกันเพื่อป้องกันการแพร่ของเชื้อโรค karantina sự kiểm dịch 检疫

quar·an·tine

n. cuarentena, período de cuarenta días durante los cuales se restringen las actividades de personas o animales para prevenir la propagación de una enfermedad contagiosa.

quarantine

n cuarentena; vt poner en cuarentena
References in classic literature ?
For, though himself and boat's crew remained untainted, and though his ship was half a rifle-shot off, and an incorruptible sea and air rolling and flowing between; yet conscientiously adhering to the timid quarantine of the land, he peremptorily refused to come into direct contact with the Pequod.
Monte Cristo although uninhabited, yet serves occasionally as a refuge for the smugglers and pirates who come from Corsica, Sardinia, and Africa, and if it becomes known that we have been there, we shall have to perform quarantine for six days on our return to Leghorn.
I’m tired of my berth, d’ye see, and if-so-be that Leather Stocking has got much overhauling to do before he sails after them said beaver I’ll go into dock again, and ride out my quarantine, till I can get prottick from the law, and so hold on upon the rest of my ‘spaniolas.
They do not quarantine the cars, no matter where they got their passengers from.
There are all degrees of natural influence, from these quarantine powers of nature, up to her dearest and gravest ministrations to the imagination and the soul.
It was therefore a relief when neighbors no longer considered the house in quarantine, and when the chances of seeing Rosamond alone were very much reduced.
Scarcely had the Makambo passed quarantine, and while on her way up harbour to dock, when a trim man-of-war launch darted in to her side and a trim lieutenant mounted the Makambo's boarding-ladder.
And as dubious goods or letters are passed through an oven at quarantine, sprinkled with aromatic vinegar, and then pronounced clean, many a lady, whose reputation would be doubtful otherwise and liable to give infection, passes through the wholesome ordeal of the Royal presence and issues from it free from all taint.
But over the weekend, the Obama administration condemned the mandatory quarantines.
citizens, are obliged to follow local procedures regarding quarantines and any other public health-related measures.
30 /PRNewswire/ -- Quarantines have been lifted in parts of Adams, Cumberland and York counties for Plum Pox Virus, a disease that severely affects fruit production, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said today.
Department officials hope postcards will encourage residents to report the bugs, averting a financial disaster that would include expensive quarantines.