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QUARANTINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does quarantine mean? 

QUARANTINE (noun)
  The noun QUARANTINE has 2 senses:

1. enforced isolation of patients suffering from a contagious disease in order to prevent the spread of disease
2. isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease

  Familiarity information: QUARANTINE used as a noun is rare.


QUARANTINE (verb)
  The verb QUARANTINE has 1 sense:

1. place into enforced isolation, as for medical reasons

  Familiarity information: QUARANTINE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


QUARANTINE (noun)


Sense 1quarantine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enforced isolation of patients suffering from a contagious disease in order to prevent the spread of disease

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("quarantine" is a kind of...):

isolation (a state of separation between persons or groups)


Sense 2quarantine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("quarantine" is a kind of...):

closing off; isolation (the act of isolating something; setting something apart from others)


QUARANTINE (verb)


Sense 1quarantine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place into enforced isolation, as for medical reasons

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

My dog was quarantined before he could live in England

Hypernyms (to "quarantine" is one way to...):

insulate; isolate (place or set apart)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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