The plague is raging with unwonted fatality; but no cordon sanitaire is established—no adequate remedy sought.
A proposal by President Carranza to draw a cordon sanitaire round the place has not yet reached Washington.
Some of the French statesmen occasionally say what is not true (cordon sanitaire); here they conceal the truth.
cordon sanitaire cor·don sa·ni·taire (kôr-dôɴ' sä-nē-târ')
A barrier designed to prevent a disease or other undesirable condition from spreading.