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cuarentena

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USAGE NOTE
This word must be preceded by the indefinite article in the sense shown in 2).
cuarentena(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (isolation)
a. quarantine
Pusieron a la paciente con ébola en cuarentena para que no contagie a nadie.The patient with ebola was put in quarantine so that she could not infect anyone.
2. (restricted access)
a. lockdown
El gobierno tomó la decisión de poner todo el país en cuarentena.The government took the decision to put the whole country in lockdown.
3. (group of forty)
a. about forty
Una cuarentena de policías no bastó para detener a la violenta banda de narcotraficantes.About forty policemen were not enough to arrest the violent band of drug dealers.
4. (age range)
a. forties
Mi hermano alcanzó la cuarentena con un aspecto increíble.My brother reached his forties with an amazing appearance.
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cuarentena
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (por epidemia)
a. quarantine
poner en cuarentenato (put in) quarantine
2. (cuarenta unidades)
a. forty
andará por la cuarentenahe must be about forty
una cuarentena de…about forty…
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cuarentena
1 (número) about forty; forty-odd
ambos rondan la cuarentena they're both around forty (years old); una cuarentena de some forty; forty or so
2 (aislamiento) quarantine
poner a algn en cuarentena (Med) to put sb in quarantine; quarantine sb; to send sb to Coventry; poner un asunto en cuarentena to suspend judgement on a matter
3 (Religión) (cuaresma) Lent
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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