Definition of quarantine verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

quarantine

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈkwɒrəntiːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɔːrəntiːn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they quarantine
BrE BrE//ˈkwɒrəntiːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɔːrəntiːn//
 
he / she / it quarantines
BrE BrE//ˈkwɒrəntiːnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɔːrəntiːnz//
 
past simple quarantined
BrE BrE//ˈkwɒrəntiːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɔːrəntiːnd//
 
past participle quarantined
BrE BrE//ˈkwɒrəntiːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɔːrəntiːnd//
 
-ing form quarantining
BrE BrE//ˈkwɒrəntiːnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɔːrəntiːnɪŋ//
 
 
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quarantine something/somebody to put an animal or a person into quarantine Animals brought into the country are automatically quarantined. You should quarantine all new livestock for a month. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Italian quarantina ‘forty days’, from quaranta ‘forty’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: quarantine

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