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cordon sanitaire

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A barrier designed to prevent a disease or other undesirable condition from spreading.
  • noun A chain of buffer states organized around a ideologically dangerous or potentially hostile nation.

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  • noun A barrier (physical or administrative) to prevent the spread of disease.
  • noun by extension Any barrier to the spread of anything deemed undesirable.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, quarantine line : cordon, line + sanitaire, sanitary.]

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From French cordon sanitaire.

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