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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 highly contagious.
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quarantinenoun [U]

uk   /ˈkwɒrəntiːn/ us  
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   /ˈkwɒrəntiːn/ us  
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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