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.
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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