Definition of quarantine

Definition of quarantine
  1. quarantine Noun A desert in which Christ fasted for 40 days according to the Bible
  2. quarantine Noun 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
  3. quarantine Noun A sanitary measure to prevent the spread of a contagious plague by isolating those believed to be infected.
  4. quarantine Noun Such official detention of a ship at or off port due to suspicion that it may be carrying a contagious disease aboard.
  5. quarantine Noun A certain place for isolating persons suspected of suffering from a contagious disease.
  6. quarantine Noun A certain period of time during which a person is isolated to determine whether they've been infected with a contagious disease.
  7. quarantine Noun Any rigorous measure of isolation, regardless of the reason.
  8. quarantine Noun A record system kept by port health authorities in order to monitor and prevent the spread of contagious diseases.
  9. quarantine Noun A place where email messages or other files which are suspected of harboring a virus are stored.
  10. quarantine Verb To retain in obligatory isolation or separation, as a sanitary measure to prevent the spread of contagious disease.
  11. quarantine Verb To put in isolation as if by quarantine
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