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The way that worms and viruses spread on the Internet is not that different from the way they spread in the real world, and the way you quarantine them is not that different, either.
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Meaning of "quarantine" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD QUARANTINE

From Italian quarantina period of forty days, from quaranta forty, from Latin quadrāgintā.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF QUARANTINE

quarantine  [ˈkwɒrənˌtiːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUARANTINE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Quarantine is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb quarantine in English.

WHAT DOES QUARANTINE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Quarantine

A quarantine "is used to separate and restrict the movement of well persons who may have been exposed to a communicable disease to see if they become ill." The term is often erroneously used synonymously with isolation, which is "to separate ill persons who have a communicable disease from those who are healthy." The word comes from the Italian quaranta, meaning forty, which is the number of days ships were required to be isolated before passengers and crew could go ashore during the Black Death plague epidemic. Quarantine can be applied to humans, but also to animals of various kinds, and both as part of border control as well as within a country.

Definition of quarantine in the English dictionary

The first definition of quarantine in the dictionary is a period of isolation or detention, esp of persons or animals arriving from abroad, to prevent the spread of disease, usually consisting of the maximum known incubation period of the suspected disease. Other definition of quarantine is the place or area where such detention is enforced. Quarantine is also any period or state of enforced isolation.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO QUARANTINE

PRESENT

Present
I quarantine
you quarantine
he/she/it quarantines
we quarantine
you quarantine
they quarantine
Present continuous
I am quarantining
you are quarantining
he/she/it is quarantining
we are quarantining
you are quarantining
they are quarantining
Present perfect
I have quarantined
you have quarantined
he/she/it has quarantined
we have quarantined
you have quarantined
they have quarantined
Present perfect continuous
I have been quarantining
you have been quarantining
he/she/it has been quarantining
we have been quarantining
you have been quarantining
they have been quarantining
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I quarantined
you quarantined
he/she/it quarantined
we quarantined
you quarantined
they quarantined
Past continuous
I was quarantining
you were quarantining
he/she/it was quarantining
we were quarantining
you were quarantining
they were quarantining
Past perfect
I had quarantined
you had quarantined
he/she/it had quarantined
we had quarantined
you had quarantined
they had quarantined
Past perfect continuous
I had been quarantining
you had been quarantining
he/she/it had been quarantining
we had been quarantining
you had been quarantining
they had been quarantining
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will quarantine
you will quarantine
he/she/it will quarantine
we will quarantine
you will quarantine
they will quarantine
Future continuous
I will be quarantining
you will be quarantining
he/she/it will be quarantining
we will be quarantining
you will be quarantining
they will be quarantining
Future perfect
I will have quarantined
you will have quarantined
he/she/it will have quarantined
we will have quarantined
you will have quarantined
they will have quarantined
Future perfect continuous
I will have been quarantining
you will have been quarantining
he/she/it will have been quarantining
we will have been quarantining
you will have been quarantining
they will have been quarantining
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would quarantine
you would quarantine
he/she/it would quarantine
we would quarantine
you would quarantine
they would quarantine
Conditional continuous
I would be quarantining
you would be quarantining
he/she/it would be quarantining
we would be quarantining
you would be quarantining
they would be quarantining
Conditional perfect
I would have quarantine
you would have quarantine
he/she/it would have quarantine
we would have quarantine
you would have quarantine
they would have quarantine
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been quarantining
you would have been quarantining
he/she/it would have been quarantining
we would have been quarantining
you would have been quarantining
they would have been quarantining
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you quarantine
we let´s quarantine
you quarantine
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to quarantine
Past participle
quarantined
Present Participle
quarantining
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUARANTINE


astatine
ˈæstəˌtiːn
barbotine
ˈbɑːbəˌtiːn
barkantine
ˈbɑːkənˌtiːn
barkentine
ˈbɑːkənˌtiːn
barquantine
ˈbɑːkənˌtiːn
barquentine
ˈbɑːkənˌtiːn
brigantine
ˈbrɪɡənˌtiːn
brilliantine
ˈbrɪljənˌtiːn
brilliantined
ˈbrɪljənˌtiːn
carotene
ˈkærəˌtiːn
clementine
ˈklɛmənˌtiːn
creatine
ˈkriːəˌtiːn
fluoxetine
fluːˈɒksɪˌtiːn
galantine
ˈɡælənˌtiːn
gelatine
ˈdʒɛləˌtiːn
guillotine
ˈɡɪləˌtiːn
libertine
ˈlɪbəˌtiːn
nicotine
ˈnɪkəˌtiːn
phosphocreatine
ˌfɒsfəˈkriːəˌtiːn
subroutine
ˈsʌbruːˌtiːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUARANTINE

quaquaversally
quarantine flag
quare
quarenden
quark
Quarles
quarrel
quarreler
quarreling
quarrelled
quarreller
quarrelling
quarrellous
quarrelsome
quarrelsomely
quarrelsomeness
quarrender
quarriable
quarrian
quarried

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUARANTINE

adamantine
amarantine
argentine
Aventine
Byzantine
Constantine
dentine
diamantine
eglantine
elephantine
Florentine
levantine
oil of turpentine
routine
serpentine
spirits of turpentine
the Argentine
tontine
Tridentine
turpentine
valentine

Synonyms and antonyms of quarantine in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «QUARANTINE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «quarantine» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of quarantine

Translation of «quarantine» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUARANTINE

Find out the translation of quarantine to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of quarantine from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «quarantine» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

检疫
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cuarentena
570 millions of speakers

English

quarantine
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संगरोध
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حَجْر صِحِّي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

карантин
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

quarentena
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সঙ্গরোধ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

quarantaine
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kuarantin
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Quarantäne
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

検疫期間
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

격리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Quarantine
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự kiểm dịch
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தனிமைப்படுத்தப்பட்ட
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अलग ठेवणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

karantina
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

quarantena
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kwarantanna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

карантин
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

carantină
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καραντίνα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kwarantyn
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

karantän
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

karantene
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of quarantine

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUARANTINE»

The term «quarantine» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.315 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUARANTINE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «quarantine» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «quarantine» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about quarantine

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QUOTES WITH «QUARANTINE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word quarantine.
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David Ulevitch
The way that worms and viruses spread on the Internet is not that different from the way they spread in the real world, and the way you quarantine them is not that different, either.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUARANTINE»

Discover the use of quarantine in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to quarantine and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Quarantine: The Loners
When a virus deadly to adults infects their high school, brothers David and Will and the other students soon break into gangs that fight each other for survival and the hope of escaping their quarantine.
Lex Thomas, 2012
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Quarantine
Under an endless and unforgiving sky, four travellers enter the Judean desert in search of redemption.
Jim Crace, 2011
3
Quarantine
It's late in the 21st century and bioengineering is now so common that people are able to modify their minds in any way they wish.
Greg Egan, 2010
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Quarantine!: East European Jewish Immigrants and the New ...
" Quarantine! unites the best of the two worlds of social history and clinical history in a narrative style so personal and at times gripping that a reader forgets that the book is meant primarily to be a scholarly text.
Howard Markel, 1999
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Quarantine
After battling their way through a Cardassian blockade to reach the beleaguered planet of Helena, Maquis renegades Chakotay, Torres, Seska, and Tuvok find a world struck down by the mysterious plague that has ravaged the Alpha Quadrant for ...
John Vornholt, 1999
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QUARANTINE
In a voice thatÕs bare and wry, edgy and tender, Rahul Mehta writes of desire and family ties with rare candor. This is an outstanding debut.
RAHUL MEHTA
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Quarantine
Roswell's new pharmaceutical company accidentally infects the townspeople with a disease--including Liz.
Laura J. Burns, 2003
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Quarantine
QUARANTINE is the fourth book by Henry and won the 2003 Alice Fay di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America. His previous titles include AMERICAN INCIDENT and GRAFT. Henry teaches at the University of Richmond.
Brian Henry, 2006
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A Delightful Quarantine: A Play about a Homebound Town
What would it be like to be confined with people you don¿t really know?
Mark Dunn, 2007
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Quarantine: A Novel
An experimental novel by a Spaniard. The narrator, a writer who has lost a woman friend, imagines himself accompanying her on the 40-day journey which, according to Islamic tradition, souls take between death and eternity.
Juan Goytisolo, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUARANTINE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term quarantine is used in the context of the following news items.
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Johnny Depp's dogs fly out of Australia after quarantine wrangle
Johnny Depp's pet dogs Pistol and Boo flew out of Australia late Friday to escape threats to put them down, after a complex and often comical quarantine ... «Yahoo News, May 15»
2
Johnny Depp's Dogs: Why Quarantine Rules Are Strict
Australian officials this week threatened to kill Johnny Depp's two little dogs in a statement that raised eyebrows but is supported by many animal experts. «Discovery News, May 15»
3
29 Ontario farms under bird flu quarantine, CFIA says
Twenty-nine poultry farms in Ontario were under quarantine on Sunday after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency established an avian influenza control zone ... «CBC.ca, Apr 15»
4
NBC News' Nancy Snyderman resigns following Ebola quarantine
Snyderman was asked to observe a voluntary 21-day quarantine in her New Jersey home following her return from Liberia, where she briefly worked with ... «Chicago Tribune, Mar 15»
5
Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone vice-president quarantined
The vice-president of Sierra Leone has put himself into quarantine after one of his bodyguards died from Ebola. Samuel Sam-Sumana said he would stay out of ... «BBC News, Feb 15»
6
Quarantine on eggs, poultry placed on Tri-Cities
Eggs, poultry and poultry products from domestic flocks can't be moved out of much of the Tri-Cities because of an emergency quarantine declared to limit the ... «Mid Columbia Tri City Herald, Jan 15»
7
Dr. Nancy Snyderman says she was unaware 'how absolutely …
Dr. Nancy Snyderman returned to NBC Wednesday morning to give an apology for breaking in October a 21-day home quarantine she agreed to after returning ... «New York Daily News, Dec 14»
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Maine nurse to remain advocate against Ebola quarantines
PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine nurse who defied quarantine attempts after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is looking forward to stepping out her front ... «CBS News, Nov 14»
9
Person Who Had Contact With NYC Ebola Patient Released From …
One person, who has been under a quarantine following contact with New York City Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer, is being released from isolation, city health ... «International Business Times, Nov 14»
10
Nurse, Maine Reach Ebola Quarantine Settlement
A nurse who was briefly quarantined after returning form treating Ebola patients in West Africa reached a settlement on Monday with Maine regarding ... «TIME, Nov 14»

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