verb (used with object), quar·an·tined, quar·an·tin·ing.
Origin of quarantine
Related formsquar·an·tin·a·ble, adjectivequar·an·tin·er, nounpre·quar·an·tine, noun, verb (used with object), pre·quar·an·tined, pre·quar·an·tin·ing.un·quar·an·tined, adjective
Examples from the Web for quarantine
AIDS insanity: When running for the US Senate in 1992, Huckabee called for a quarantine of people who had AIDS.
Adding an extra three weeks of quarantine on to every trip makes it hard to fit this coverage into our lives.
The quarantine had either failed by then, or did shortly after.
But the quarantine, lifted just 10 days in, was a colossal failure.
Entire towns or neighborhoods could not be targeted for quarantine, Hodge said.
Quarantine was put on for three weeks, and was but lifted for a few hours when a new batch of cases came down.The Search|Grace Livingston Hill
The muzzling order and quarantine has been the means of abolishing this deadly malady from England.Sporting Dogs|Frank Townend Barton
Have a quarantine at your front door for all books and newspapers.Around The Tea-Table|T. De Witt Talmage
Remember, we went through a quarantine and were healed of just about everything that was wrong with us.The Enormous Room|Horace Leonard Gold
The “yellow flag” is the ensign of the quarantine establishment.Eothen|A. W. Kinglake
British Dictionary definitions for quarantine
Word Origin for quarantine
Medicine definitions for quarantine
Culture definitions for quarantine
The isolation of people who either have a contagious disease or have been exposed to one, in an attempt to prevent the spread of the disease.