cordon sanitaire


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cor·don sa·ni·taire

 (kôr-dôN′ sä-nē-târ′)
n. pl. cor·dons sa·ni·taires (kôr-dôN′ sä-nē-târ′)
1. A barrier designed to prevent a disease or other undesirable condition from spreading.
2. A chain of buffer states organized around a ideologically dangerous or potentially hostile nation.

[French, quarantine line : cordon, line + sanitaire, sanitary.]

cordon sanitaire

(kɔrdɔ̃ sanitɛr)
n
1. (Medicine) a guarded line serving to cut off an infected area
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a line of buffer states, esp when protecting a nation from infiltration or attack
[C19: literally: sanitary line]

cor•don sa•ni•taire

(Fr. kɔr dɔ̃ sa niˈtɛr)
n.
pl. cor•dons sa•ni•taires (Fr. kɔr dɔ̃ sæ niˈtɛr)
1. a line around a quarantined area guarded to prevent the spread of a disease by restricting passage into or out of the area.
2. a group of neighboring states forming a geographical barrier between two states hostile to each other.
[1840–50; < French; see cordon, sanitary]

cordon sanitaire

A French phrase meaning quarantine line, used to mean a buffer zone.
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cordon sanitaire

n (Med, Pol) → Cordon sanitaire m
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