Adjective "quarantinable" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Especially of a disease: requiring quarantine to prevent transmission; subject to quarantine or quarantine laws.


    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)

    "diseases can be quarantinable."

    "bugs can be quarantinable."


    (quarantine)Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Laws New York State. Probably partly from quarantine + -able, and partly from quarantine + -able.