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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The act of keeping a diseased person, animal, or plant away from others so that the disease will not spread.

Usage examples (38)
  • You may need to quarantine your pet before you bring it into a foreign country.
  • Anything in quarantine is safely segregated from the rest of your computer, it cannot run from there, so it can do no harm.
  • The fish lived for 17 hours in quarantine before expiring.
  • BEHAR: I love the way you use the word quarantine like they all have swine flu. for more
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