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 for Quarantine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quarantine \Quar`an*tine"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quarantined;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Quarantining.]
     To compel to remain at a distance, or in a given place,
     without intercourse, when suspected of having contagious
     disease; to put under, or in, quarantine.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quarantine \Quar"an*tine\, n. [F. quarantaine, OF. quaranteine,
     fr. F. quarante forty, L. quadraginta, akin to quattuor four,
     and E. four: cf. It. quarantina, quarentine. See Four, and
     cf. Quadragesima.]
     1. A space of forty days; -- used of Lent.
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     2. Specifically, the term, originally of forty days, during
        which a ship arriving in port, and suspected of being
        infected a malignant contagious disease, is obliged to
        forbear all intercourse with the shore; hence, such
        restraint or inhibition of intercourse; also, the place
        where infected or prohibited vessels are stationed.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: Quarantine is now applied also to any forced stoppage
           of travel or communication on account of malignant
           contagious disease, on land as well as by sea.
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     3. (Eng. Law) The period of forty days during which the widow
        had the privilege of remaining in the mansion house of
        which her husband died seized.
        [1913 Webster]
     Quarantine flag, a yellow flag hoisted at the fore of a
        vessel or hung from a building, to give warning of an
        infectious disease; -- called also the yellow jack, and
        yellow flag.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: enforced isolation of patients suffering from a contagious
           disease in order to prevent the spread of disease
      2: isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease
      v 1: place into enforced isolation, as for medical reasons; "My
           dog was quarantined before he could live in England"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  135 Moby Thesaurus words for "quarantine":
     Jim Crow, alien, apartheid, apartness, beleaguer, beleaguerment,
     beset, besetment, besiege, blockade, blockading, bolt, bound,
     box in, cage, chamber, circumscription, close in, color bar,
     compass, confinement, contain, coop, coop in, coop up, cordon,
     cordon off, cordon sanitaire, cordoning, cordoning off, corral,
     cull out, detachment, divide, division, encircle, enclose,
     enclosure, encompass, enshrine, envelopment, ethnocentrism,
     exclusiveness, fence in, foreigner, ghettoize, gin, hedge in,
     hem in, house in, immurement, impound, imprison, imprisonment,
     incarcerate, incarceration, include, inclusion, insularity,
     insulate, insulation, isolate, isolation, isolationism, jail,
     keep apart, keep aside, kennel, know-nothingism, lay aside,
     leaguer, mew, mew up, narrowness, out-group, outcast, outsider,
     parochialism, pen, pen in, persona non grata, pick out, pocket,
     privacy, privatism, privatization, put aside, quarantine flag,
     race hatred, racial segregation, rail in, recess, reclusion,
     retirement, retreat, riddle, rope off, rustication,
     sanitary cordon, screen, seal off, seclude, seclusion, secrecy,
     segregate, segregation, separate, separation, sequestration,
     set apart, set aside, shrine, shut in, shut up, siege, sieve, sift,
     snobbishness, sort out, splendid isolation, stable, stranger,
     surround, thrash, thresh, tightness, wall in, winnow, withdrawal,
     wrap, xenophobia, yard, yard up, yellow flag, yellow jack

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  QUARANTINE, commerce, crim. law. The space of forty days, or a less quantity 
  of time, during which the crew of a ship or vessel coming from a port or 
  place infected or supposed to be infected with disease, are required to 
  remain on board after their arrival, before they can be permitted to land. 
       2. The object of the quarantine is to ascertain whether the crew are 
  infected or not. 
       3. To break the quarantine without legal authority is a misdemeanor. 1 
  Russ. on Cr. 133. 
       4. In cases of insurance of ships, the insurer is responsible when the 
  insurance extends to her being moored in port 24 hours in safety, although 
  she may have arrived, if before the 24 hours are expired she is ordered to 
  perform quarantine, if any accident contemplated by the policy occur 1 
  Marsh. on Ins. 264. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  QUARANTINE, inheritances, rights. The space of forty days during which a 
  widow has a right to remain in her late husband's principal mansion, 
  immediately after his death. The right of the widow is also called her 
        2. In some, perhaps all the states of the United States, provision has 
  been expressly made by statute securing to the widow this right for a 
  greater or lesser space of time in Massachusetts, Mass. Rev. St. 411, and 
  New York, 4 Kent, Com. 62, the widow is entitled to the mansion house for 
  forty days. In Ohio, for one year, Walk. Intr. 231, 324. In Alabama, 
  Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, Rhode Island and 
  Virginia, she may occupy till dower is assigned; in Indiana, Illinois, 
  Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey and Virginia, she may also occupy the 
  plantation or messuage. In Pennsylvania the statute of 9 Hen. III., c. 7, is 
  in force, Rob. Dig. 176, by which it is declared that "a widow shall tarry 
  in the chief house of her husband forty days after his death, within which, 
  her dower shall be assigned her." In Massachusetts the widow is entitled to 
  support for forty days in North Carolina for one year. 
       3. Quarantine is a personal right, forfeited by implication of law, by 
  a second marriage. Co. Litt. 82. See Ind. Rev. L. 209; 1 Virg. Rev. C. 170,; 
  Ala. L. 260; Misso. St. 229; Ill. Rev. L. 237; N. J. Rev. C. 397 1 Ken. Rev. 
  L. 573. See Bac. Ab. Dower, B; Co. Litt. 32, b; Id, 34, b 2 Inst. 16, 17. 

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