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cordon sanitaire

noun [C] uk   /ˌkɔː.dɒ̃.sæn.ɪˈteər/  us   /kɔːrˌdɑ̃ː.sɑː.niˈter/ (plural cordons sanitaires uk   /ˌkɔː.dɒ̃.sæn.ɪˈteər/  us   /kɔːrˌdɑ̃ː.sɑː.niˈter/ )
a guarded area around a place or country that prevents people from entering or leaving it: NATO was accused of trying to throw a cordon sanitaire around Russia.
Translations of “cordon sanitaire”
in Chinese (Traditional) 封鎖線, 防衛圈…
in Chinese (Simplified) 封锁线, 防卫圈…
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