verb (used with object), quar·an·tined, quar·an·tin·ing.
Origin of quarantine
Related Words for quarantiningdetention, sequester, separation, seclusion, segregation, sequestration, lazaretto, segregate, confine, separate, seclude, insulate, remove, restrict, detach, cordon
Examples from the Web for quarantining
Contemporary Examples of quarantining
At the federal level, much remains undefined defined: What would be the basis for quarantining individuals?Are Mandatory Ebola Quarantines Legal?
October 28, 2014
Turning the tide of the epidemic, he says, will require “rigorous contact, tracing, and quarantining.”Blood Is Ebola’s Weapon and Weakness
October 26, 2014
Historical Examples of quarantining
Note that, after the quarantining of measles in 1896, the death-rate dropped at once.A Handbook of Health
And having said it, he relighted his quarantining pipe and refused to meet my eye.The Prairie Child
Quarantining was very unpopular with the very people who were benefited most by it, hence the passage of this act.The Philippines Past and Present (Volume 2 of 2)
Dean Conant Worcester
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.