Today's Word of the Day means...
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.