Adjective "quarantining" definition and examples

(Quarantining may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈkwɒrəntiːn/

Definitions and examples

noun

A state, period, or place of isolation in which people or animals that have arrived from elsewhere or been exposed to infectious or contagious disease are placed.
  1. 'Buster had to spend six months in quarantine on his return from Iraq.'
  2. 'The chicks will arrive on Salisbury Plain on June 23 and spend a month in quarantine before moving to a large enclosure.'
  3. 'They'll study them in quarantine to determine their efficacy and safety.'
  4. 'The whole family was put in quarantine for a month but soon after she had recovered from one disease Julia was struck down with another, namely rheumatic fever.'
  5. 'The first beavers could arrive in Britain by autumn and would be released after six months in quarantine.'
  6. 'Hundreds of immigrants, mostly English and some Irish, died on the island while in quarantine.'
  7. 'The tiger was in quarantine while surgeons undertook emergency surgery on its owner.'
  8. 'Was she in quarantine to protect most of her immediate family from the disease that was about to end her life?'
  9. 'Paul is due to return to his family in Preston later this week but Elliot will remain in quarantine for six months before he is allowed to come home.'
  10. 'Isabel and the two older boys also succumbed to diphtheria and were in quarantine for a month.'

verb

Put (a person or animal) in quarantine.
  1. 'they had to quarantine infected households'
  2. 'A day later the 500 bed Ditan Hospital, one of six in the city designated for SARS patients, was also quarantined.'
  3. 'The Chinese man suffering from leprosy is quarantined in a tent by the river on the edge of town.'
  4. 'Because the aim, as I see it, will be for embassies to get all the ex-pats and tourists home before borders are closed to us and we are quarantined.'
  5. 'The farm's 12,000 chickens were destroyed and farms within two miles were quarantined.'
  6. 'The patients are now quarantined in normal wards and recovering from fever, the Central News Agency reported.'
  7. 'So now my poor little 6 year old and I are quarantined in our home.'
  8. 'In this situation, Ponter actually does get sick and almost dies and all those who made contact with him are quarantined.'
  9. 'In October some guests were quarantined in their rooms after a similar outbreak of sickness.'
  10. 'If foot-and-mouth does hit this area and we are quarantined, we won't even be able to do this.'
  11. 'The aircraft was met by state and federal agencies, including customs and police, who quarantined it for screening.'

More definitions

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

More examples(as adjective)

"households can be quarantining."

Origin

(quarantine)Mid 17th century: from Italian quarantina ‘forty days’, from quaranta ‘forty’.