Part of speech: noun

The temporary isolation of persons, ships, or goods liable to bring contagious disease; also, a place for such isolation.

Share it on:

Usage examples "quarantine":

  1. Six months is the British quarantine for dogs!" - "Apron-Strings", Eleanor Gates.
  2. Even then he cherished some illusions respecting the state of affairs; and he often said to me, " But for that confounded quarantine, I would hasten ashore, and place myself at the head of the army of Italy. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
  3. 2, 5. 76- 4: ponga en cuarentena: put into quarantine, i. - "Novelas Cortas", Pedro Antonio de Alarcón.