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quarantine

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈkwɒrəntiːn/
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: be/keep sth/put sth in quarantine About 6,000 hogs are being kept in quarantine pending further testing. Australian airports have introduced quarantine regulations in a bid to prevent the spread of the disease.
Translations of “quarantine”
in Spanish cuarentena…
in French quarantaine…
in German die Quarantäne…
in Chinese (Traditional) 隔離檢疫期…
in Russian карантин…
in Turkish karantina…
in Chinese (Simplified) 隔离检疫期…
in Polish kwarantanna…
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