Origin of quarantine
OTHER WORDS FROM quarantinequar·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
How to use quarantine in a sentence
Before taping, contestants were quarantined in the green room.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush|Sujay Kumar|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While quarantined, she was seemingly powerless to challenge her banishment to a tent in Newark.
The apartment is quarantined but a terrace door was left open so the dog could go outside “to do his business.”The Dog is Dead—And We’ll Never Know if He Had Ebola|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The village and surrounding area they were traveling to was quarantined, and had been for weeks.
When Breman and Johnson arrived on the scene, the government had already quarantined 275,000 people in the Bumba Zone.
But on January 6th they managed to make Key West, and for some reason were not quarantined.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
I'm so well quarantined that I don't much fear contagion; but there's always danger from infected dust.The Fat of the Land|John Williams Streeter
"Kathleen Pierce is quarantined with Esmé," he said quietly.The Clarion|Samuel Hopkins Adams
Unfortunately, the house was quarantined just at that time, and—here I am.When a Man Marries|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Others were trembling with fear, having been exposed and quarantined here to protect the public from contagion.Prisons and Prayer: Or a Labor of Love|Elizabeth Ryder Wheaton
British Dictionary definitions for quarantine
Word Origin for quarantine
Cultural 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.