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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkwɒɹ.ən.tiːn/, /ˈkwɒɹ.ən.taɪn/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈk(w)ɔɹ.ən.tin/
- (NYC) IPA(key): /ˈkwɑɹ.ən.tin/
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quarantine (plural quarantines)
- The desert in which Christ fasted for 40 days according to the Bible.
- A grace period of 40 days during which a widow has the right to remain in her dead husband's home, regardless of the inheritance.
- A sanitary measure to prevent the spread of a contagious plague by isolating those believed or feared to be infected.
- 2020 March 20, Keoni Everington, “Next 14 days are critical for Taiwan's Wuhan virus battle: Tsai”, in Taiwan News:
- 2. Tsai called on the public not to incite hatred or blame others for the epidemic. She then offered thanks to everyone who has dutifully followed home quarantine and self-health management protocols.
- The tourists were put into quarantine for fear they would infect the locals.
- Such official detention of a ship at or off port due to suspicion that it may be carrying a contagious disease aboard.
- 1831, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Romance and Reality, volume 1, pages 137-138:
- The lady stared; but a single question elicited the fatal truth—the vessel was under quarantine, and once on board there was no quitting it.
- A certain place for isolating persons suspected of suffering from a contagious disease.
- A certain period of time during which a person is isolated to determine whether they've been infected with a contagious disease.
- Singaporeans coming into Singapore from India would have to quarantine for 21 days at a dedicated facility.
- (by extension) Any rigorous measure of isolation, regardless of the reason.
- Singapore went into a circuit breaker quarantine where gatherings of any size was prohibited.
- A record system kept by port health authorities in order to monitor and prevent the spread of contagious diseases.
- (computing) A place where email messages or other files which are suspected of harboring a computer virus are stored.
sanitary measure isolating infected people
detention of ship
place for isolating persons
period of isolation
any rigorous measure of isolation
storage for suspected files
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Translations to be checked
- To retain in obligatory isolation or separation, as a sanitary measure to prevent the spread of contagious disease.
- To put in isolation as if by quarantine
to retain in obligatory isolation or separation as a sanitary prevention
put in isolation as if by quarantine
- plural of