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English definition of “quarantine”

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.
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