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English definition of “quarantine”

quarantine

noun [U]    /ˈkwɑr·ənˌtin, ˈkwɔr-/
a period of time during which a person or animal that might have a disease is kept away from other people or animals so that the disease cannot spread : The horse had to spend several months in quarantine when it reached this country . quarantine    /ˈkwɑr·ənˌtin, ˈkwɔr-/ verb [T] He was quarantined with mumps , which is highly contagious .
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