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"quarantine" in British English

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quarantinenoun [U]

uk   /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 ​reachedBritain.

quarantineverb [T]

uk   /ˈkwɒr.ən.tiːn/  us   /ˈkwɔːr-/
to put an ​animal or ​person in quarantine
(Definition of quarantine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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quarantinenoun [U]

 us   /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
verb [T]  us   /ˈkwɑr·ənˌtin, ˈkwɔr-/
He was quarantined with ​mumps, which is ​highlycontagious.
(Definition of quarantine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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quarantinenoun [U]

uk   us   /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.

quarantineverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈkwɒrəntiːn/
to ​keep an animal or ​person away from other animals or ​people to prevent them from ​spreading a disease: The ​worker was quarantined for five days and ​directed to ​wear a mask to ​protect others.
(Definition of quarantine from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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