verb (used with object), quar·an·tined, quar·an·tin·ing.
Origin of quarantine
Examples from the Web for quarantined
Contemporary Examples of quarantined
Before taping, contestants were quarantined in the green room.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush
November 20, 2014
While quarantined, she was seemingly powerless to challenge her banishment to a tent in Newark.Are Mandatory Ebola Quarantines Legal?
October 28, 2014
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
The village and surrounding area they were traveling to was quarantined, and had been for weeks.The Original Ebola Hunter
September 14, 2014
The quarantined towns are in desperate need of other vital support systems.Ebola Experts Warn of an African ‘Apocalypse’
August 7, 2014
Historical Examples of quarantined
I did not wish to be quarantined, and determined on evading it.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Then we were quarantined for fourteen days—no end of a tiresome business.Hunter's Marjory
Margaret Bruce Clarke
Every case of tonsilitis should be quarantined when there are other children in the house.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)
They once quarantined a ship because her captain had had the smallpox when he was a boy.Following the Equator, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He jumped into the waist of the quarantined barque, and was lost to sight.The Tale of Timber Town
Word Origin for quarantine
1520s, "period of 40 days in which a widow has the right to remain in her dead husband's house." Earlier quarentyne (15c.), "desert in which Christ fasted for 40 days," from Latin quadraginta "forty," related to quattuor "four" (see four).
Sense of "period a ship suspected of carrying disease is kept in isolation" is 1660s, from Italian quarantina giorni, literally "space of forty days," from quaranta "forty," from Latin quadraginta. So called from the Venetian custom of keeping ships from plague-stricken countries waiting off its port for 40 days (first enforced 1377) to assure that no latent cases were aboard. The extended sense of "any period of forced isolation" is from 1670s.
1804, from quarantine (n.). Related: Quarantined; quarantining.
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.