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quarantine

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The aim of life is some way of living, as flexible and gentle as human nature; so that ambition may stoop to kindness, and philosophy to condor and humor. Neither prosperity nor empire nor heaven can be worth winning at the price of a virulent temper, bloody hands, an anguished spirit, and a vain hatred of the rest of the world.
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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] quadraginta, forty, from the Venetian custom of keeping ships from plague-ridden countries waiting for 40 days off port

Noun

Singular
quarantine

Plural
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quarantine ({{{1}}})
  1. An attempt at preventing the spread of a disease by isolating those believed to be infected.
  2. An official detention of a ship at port due to suspicion that it may be carrying a contagious disease aboard.
  3. A certain place for isolating persons suspected of suffering from a contagious disease.
  4. A certain period of time during which a person is isolated to determine whether they've been infected with a contagious disease.
  5. A record system kept by port health authorities in order to monitor and prevent the spread of contagious diseases.
  6. A place where email messages or computer files which are suspected of harboring a virus are stored.

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to quarantine

Third person singular
quarantin

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to quarantine (third-person singular simple present quarantin, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To put into quarantine.

Translations


Italian

Noun

quarantine f.

  1. Plural form of quarantina.

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