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n 1 a  :  a term during which a ship arriving in port and suspected of carrying contagious disease is held in isolation from the shore  b  :  a regulation placing a ship in quarantine  c  :  a place where a ship is detained during quarantine  2 a  :  a restraint upon the activities or communication of persons or the transport of goods that is designed to prevent the spread of disease or pests  b  :  a place in which those under quarantine are kept
vb-tined  -tin*ing vt  :  to detain in or exclude by quarantine vi  :  to establish or declare a quarantine .
Similar sounding terms:  car·ni·tine 

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