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English definition of “quarantine”

quarantine

noun [U]     /ˈkwɒr.ən.tiːn/ US  /ˈkwɔːr-/
a period of time during which an animal or person 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 Britain .Veterinary medicineFevers and infectious diseasesColds and flu
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