V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: (n.) isolation, especially in order to prevent an illness or disease from spreading; (v.) to isolate in order to prevent an illness or disease from spreading
Synonyms: (n.) detention, confinement, incarceration, isolation, (v.) isolate, confine, seclude
Antonyms: (n.) freedom, liberation, release
Tips: Quarantine was derived from Latin quadraginta, which means "forty." Forty days was the standard duration for isolating diseased people. There is no longer a set time for a quarantine, and it can also be used as a punishment in prison.
It will be necessary to quarantine all the nurseries in order to control the plant disease. (isolate) verb
After the disease was discovered, the sick cows were quarantined for three month. (isolated, secluded) verb
As a precautionary measure, he was put on a ten-day quarantine. (confinement) noun
It's very difficult to travel with a pet because some countries have a mandatory quarantine of up to several weeks for animals coming from other countries. (detention, confinement) noun
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