• WordNet 3.6
    • v quarantine place into enforced isolation, as for medical reasons "My dog was quarantined before he could live in England"
    • n quarantine isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease
    • n quarantine enforced isolation of patients suffering from a contagious disease in order to prevent the spread of disease
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Quarantine A space of forty days; -- used of Lent.
    • Quarantine Specifically, the term, originally of forty days, during which a ship arriving in port, and suspected of being infected a malignant contagious disease, is obliged to forbear all intercourse with the shore; hence, such restraint or inhibition of intercourse; also, the place where infected or prohibited vessels are stationed.
    • Quarantine (Eng. Law) The period of forty days during which the widow had the privilege of remaining in the mansion house of which her husband died seized.
    • v. t Quarantine To compel to remain at a distance, or in a given place, without intercourse, when suspected of having contagious disease; to put under, or in, quarantine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n quarantine Aperiod of forty days. Specifically — The season of Lent.
    • n quarantine A term, originally of forty days, but now of varying length according to the exigencies of the case, during which a ship arriving in port and known or suspected to be infected with a malignant contagious disease is obliged to for-bear all intercourse with the place where she arrives. The United States first adopted a quarantine law in February, 1799. This law required federal officers to assist in executing State or municipal quarantine regulations. On April 29th, 1878, a national quarantine law was enacted, authorizing the establishment in certain contingencies of national quarantines.
    • n quarantine The enforced isolation of individuals and certain objects coming, whether by sea or by land, from a place where dangerous communicable disease is presumably or actually present, with a view to limiting the spread of the malady.
    • n quarantine Hence, by extension: The isolation of any person suffering or convalescing from acute contagious disease.
    • n quarantine The isolation of a dwelling or of a town or district in which a contagious disease exists.
    • n quarantine A place or station where quarantine is enforced.
    • n quarantine The restriction within limits awarded to naval cadets as a punishment.
    • quarantine To put under quarantine, in any sense of that word.
    • quarantine Figuratively, to isolate, as by authority.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Quarantine kwor′an-tēn a forced abstinence from communication with the shore which ships are compelled to undergo when they are last from some port where certain infectious diseases are raging—the time originally forty days:
    • v.t Quarantine to prohibit from intercourse from fear of infection
    • n Quarantine kwor′an-tēn (coll.) the isolation of a person, house, district, &c. afflicted with or recovering from contagious disease
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. quarantaine, OF. quaranteine, fr. F. quarante, forty, L. quadraginta, akin to quattuor, four, and E. four,: cf. It. quarantina, quarentine,. See Four, and cf. Quadragesima
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. quarantaine—L. quadraginta, forty—quatuor, four.


In literature:

I tried to keep you men quarantined, but I failed.
"Suite Mentale" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Ships arriving from foreign or Philippine infected ports were quarantined off Mariveles, under Spanish regulations.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
At the quarantine station we landed our sick passenger, and were permitted to proceed.
"Impressions of America" by Tyrone Power
We'll have to stop at quarantine.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
There's no quarantine regulation to cover the case, and Lattimore seems doomed to the acme of prosperity.
"Aladdin & Co." by Herbert Quick
One great drawback to visiting Malta is the fear of quarantine.
"Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo" by W. Cope Devereux
But every inch of it has been scouted all the way to quarantine.
"Waring's Peril" by Charles King
You'll have to go into quarantine at Smyrna.
"Picked up at Sea" by J.C. Hutcheson
Bill Underwood, you get a posse of fifty men and quarantine this camp for booze.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
When our quarantine was over we were permitted to enter the city.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell

In poetry:

Every soul in the world to-day
Was one time anchored in Babyland Bay,
And quarantined there for a year or more
Before he even could step on shore.
"The Ah Goo Tongue" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Shall we quarantine disease and death,
Whose subtle infections float in the air,
And grant free power to the pois'nous breath
That would strangle our Liberty fair?
"Liberty" by Jared Barhite
To those in the yellow quarantine pavilion.
We will never calm our anxious desires on this shore
To provide ourselves with the obscene photos
And the excellent tobacco of Latakia...
"Egypt–Port Said — En Route" by Henry Jean-Marie Levet

In news:

The monkey is quarantined for 30 days and must be cleared of all viruses, according to the Florida Today report.
The ACLU goes to trial against a throwback state policy that effectively quarantines inmates who carry the virus.
Wood quarantine in effect for Wyandotte County.
The remainder of Indiana's 92 counties are covered by a quarantine outlawing movement of any ash wood out of their boundaries.
Marriage proposal carved in rock at historic quarantine site.
A 600-pound tiger that attacked Roy Horn of "Siegfried and Roy" is expected to be released from quarantine Tuesday, Clark County officials said.
"They will be kept in quarantine for 30 days" as officials pursue their investigation into Sunday's tragedy, spokeswoman Tracy Gray told AFP.
This local celebrity, who eats meatballs , is now in quarantine.
She said the bear was in quarantine, and workers already love him.
Trap catches totaling 11 European grapevine moths in spring 2010 set in motion a state and federal quarantine over about 96 square miles.
China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine announced plans on Friday to suspend imports of nuts produced by US Sunland over concerns of Salmonella contamination, according to a report from China Daily.
Quarantine for citrus pest set.
One of those animals, which had not yet been tested for the illness, managed to escape the quarantine .
To battle the beetle and stop its spread the state has put a quarantine in place.
Of the 21 quarantined farms on the list, Book's is the only one in Luzerne County.

In science:

The animals were quarantined for at least 7 days before the experiment.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
The animals were quarantined for at least 7 days before the experiment.
Wide therapeutic time window for nimesulide neuroprotection in a model of transient focal cerebral ischemia in the rat
Male Sprague-Dawley rats (CENPALAB, Havana, Cuba) weighing 280-340 g at the time of surgery were used in the present study. Our institutional animal care and use committee approved the experimental protocol (No. 03/12). The animals were quarantined for at least 7 days before the experiment.
Effects of pyruvate administration on infarct volume and neurological deficits following permanent focal cerebral ischemia in rats
Then, the system quarantines these nodes and starts a disinfection process.
Next Challenges in Bringing Artificial Immune Systems to Production in Network Security
Otherwise, the system quarantines the node quickly and informs the administrator for disinfection.
Next Challenges in Bringing Artificial Immune Systems to Production in Network Security