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Memorize and Learn the Usage of the Word: QUARANTINE

Quarantine (Noun)

Sentence with Context:

Often, when your antivirus software finds a sign of infection, it places the suspect file into quarantine. A quarantined file isn’t deleted. It shows signs of infection, but by being in quarantine, the file has no opportunity to infect your computer.

Source: www.dummies.com

The Indian government has revised the travel advisory asking the public to refrain from travelling to China and ordered that anyone who has traveled to China since 15 January 2020 should report themselves and be put in quarantine.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Meaning: A state, period, or place of isolation in which people or animals that have arrived from elsewhere or been exposed to infectious or contagious disease are placed so that the disease may not spread

Synonyms

Confinement, Isolation, Seclusion, Segregation, Sequestration, Containment

Antonyms

Assimilation, Association, Connection

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

The word “Quarantine” should remind you of “Quarter“, which is used to refer to rooms or lodgings, especially those allocated to people in military or domestic service. Imagine a large number of people who have been kept separate in quarters, which would mean that the people are in a quarantine. Remember thus.

P.S.: With COVID, it is not so hard to imagine people being isolated in quarters anymore. Hope the reader of this post is safe and doing good.

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