Adjective "Quarantine" Definition and Examples




    1. a strict isolation imposed to prevent the spread of disease.

    2. a period, originally 40 days, of detention or isolation imposed upon ships, persons, animals, or plants on arrival at a port or place, when suspected of carrying some infectious or contagious disease.

    3. a system of measures maintained by governmental authority at ports, frontiers, etc., for preventing the spread of disease.

    4. the branch of the governmental service concerned with such measures.

    5. a place or station at


    "authorities can be quarantine."