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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Italian
Origin: quarantina 'period of forty days', from Old French, from quarante 'forty', from Latin quadraginta

quarantine

1 noun
     
Related topics: Hospital
quar‧an‧tine1 [uncountable]
MH a period of time when a person or animal is kept apart from others in case they are carrying a disease
in quarantine
The monkeys were kept in quarantine for 31 days.

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