noun 1. a period, place or condition of isolation for something to prevent spread of an infectious disease When an epidemic of a disease starts to spread, the community approves and joins in a quarantine of the patients in order to protect the health of the community against the spread of the disease. Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1882 - 1945
2. a period or condition of forced isolation Democratic institutions form a system of quarantine for tyrannical desires. Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844 - 1900
3. isolation of computer data or transmissions to prevent malware from infecting a computer or computer network It does require constant vigilance on our part to quarantine or disconnect infected systems from the network until they can be cleaned. Mark Faulkner, ? -
verb 1. to isolate for a period to try to prevent the spread of an infectious disease Pandemic threats such as swine flu and pneumonic plague have resulted in hundreds of people being quarantined. “40 Days of Quarantine”, https://www.health24.com/Lifestyle/Woman/Your-life/40-days-of-quarantine-20120721, August 5, 2009
2. to isolate Contrary to what many secularists allege, the Constitution and Bill of Rights did not 'privatize' religion and quarantine it from the public square. Josh Hawley, 1979 –
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