quarantined

[ kwawr-uh n-teen, kwor-, kwawr-uh n-teen, kwor- ]SEE DEFINITION OF quarantined
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I did not wish to be quarantined, and determined on evading it.

Then we were quarantined for fourteen days—no end of a tiresome business.

Every case of tonsilitis should be quarantined when there are other children in the house.

They once quarantined a ship because her captain had had the smallpox when he was a boy.

He jumped into the waist of the quarantined barque, and was lost to sight.

If it is smallpox the child would be quarantined with you—that would be unfortunate.

The ship is lying here in the harbor of Naples--quarantined.

To the day I quarantined him for distemper, she and her son had been inseparable.

There was a “pest house” where victims of small pox were quarantined.

If a person has a dangerous contagious disease, he should be quarantined.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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