quarantine

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  • A condition, period of time, or place in which a person, animal, plant, vehicle, or amount of material suspected of carrying an infectious agent is kept in confinement or isolated in an effort to prevent disease from spreading.
  • An action resulting in such a condition.
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  • An action to isolate another nation, such as a blockade of its ports or a severance of diplomatic or trade relations.
  • The condition of being isolated by such an action.
  • The isolation of data or data transmissions in order to keep viruses, worms, or other malware from infecting a computer or computer network.
  • To isolate in quarantine.
  • Aperiod of forty days.
  • 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 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.
  • Hence, by extension: The isolation of any person suffering or convalescing from acute contagious disease.
  • The isolation of a dwelling or of a town or district in which a contagious disease exists.
  • A place or station where quarantine is enforced.
  • The restriction within limits awarded to naval cadets as a punishment.
  • To put under quarantine, in any sense of that word.
  • Figuratively, to isolate, as by authority.
  • A space of forty days; -- used of Lent.
  • 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.
  • The period of forty days during which the widow had the privilege of remaining in the mansion house of which her husband died seized.
  • a yellow flag hoisted at the fore of a vessel or hung from a building, to give warning of an infectious disease; -- called also the <altname>yellow jack</altname>, and <altname>yellow flag</altname>.
  • 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.
  • A <xref>sanitary</xref> measure to prevent the spread of a <xref>contagious</xref> <xref>plague</xref> by isolating those believed to be infected.
  • Such official detention of a <xref>ship</xref> at or off port due to suspicion that it may be carrying a contagious disease <xref>aboard</xref>.
  • A certain place for isolating persons suspected of suffering from a contagious disease.
  • A certain <xref>period</xref> of time during which a person is isolated to determine whether they've been infected with a contagious disease.
  • Any rigorous measure of <xref>isolation</xref>, regardless of the reason.
  • A record system kept by port health authorities in order to monitor and prevent the spread of contagious diseases.
  • A place where email messages or other files which are suspected of harboring a <xref>virus</xref> are stored.
  • To retain in <xref>obligatory</xref> <xref>isolation</xref> or <xref>separation</xref>, as a sanitary measure to prevent the spread of <xref>contagious</xref> <xref>disease</xref>.
  • To put in isolation as if by quarantine
  • A <xref>desert</xref> in which <xref>Christ</xref> <xref>fasted</xref> for 40 days according to the Bible
  • A <xref>grace period</xref> of 40 days during which a <xref>widow</xref> has the right to remain in her dead husband's home, regardless of the inheritance
  • isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease
  • enforced isolation of patients suffering from a contagious disease in order to prevent the spread of disease
  • place into enforced isolation, as for medical reasons
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