The apartment is quarantined but a terrace door was left open so the dog could go outside “to do his business.”
Her sister, Magda, is quarantined after catching tuberculosis aboard their cramped vessel, and her aunt is nowhere to be found.
Its crew, meanwhile, live just below it, in a quarantined slum, surrounded by barbed wire, known as District 9.
Before taping, contestants were quarantined in the green room.
While quarantined, she was seemingly powerless to challenge her banishment to a tent in Newark.
If the authorities of New York had known how badly we had it, they would have quarantined us here.
Then we were quarantined for fourteen days—no end of a tiresome business.
On the return voyage the vessel was quarantined at Liverpool for a fortnight, and Beechinor had an attack of low fever.
Every case of tonsilitis should be quarantined when there are other children in the house.
Marston was a generous fellow, beloved by those who knew him, but quarantined by his morbid reserve from wide acquaintanceship.
1520s, "period of 40 days in which a widow has the right to remain in her dead husband's house." Earlier quarentyne (15c.), "desert in which Christ fasted for 40 days," from Latin quadraginta "forty," related to quattuor "four" (see four).
Sense of "period a ship suspected of carrying disease is kept in isolation" is 1660s, from Italian quarantina giorni, literally "space of forty days," from quaranta "forty," from Latin quadraginta. So called from the Venetian custom of keeping ships from plague-stricken countries waiting off its port for 40 days (first enforced 1377) to assure that no latent cases were aboard. The extended sense of "any period of forced isolation" is from 1670s.
1804, from quarantine (n.). Related: Quarantined; quarantining.
quarantine quar·an·tine (kwôr'ən-tēn')
A period of time during which a vehicle, person, or material suspected of carrying a contagious disease is detained at a port of entry under enforced isolation to prevent disease from entering a country.
A place for such detention.
Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.
A condition of enforced isolation.
A period of 40 days.
The isolation of people who either have a contagious disease or have been exposed to one, in an attempt to prevent the spread of the disease.