Quarantine meaning

quar·an·tine
/?kwôr?n?t?n/

noun
noun: quarantine; plural noun: quarantines
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.
"many animals die in quarantine"

verb
verb: quarantine; 3rd person present: quarantines; past tense: quarantined; past participle: quarantined; gerund or present participle: quarantining
impose isolation on (a person, animal, or place); put in quarantine.



So, if you feel you've been exposed you quarantine.

At no point should quarantine mean, everyone stay home...….. That's not "quarantine".

TheRoguewrestler - quar·an·tine
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noun
noun: quarantine; plural noun: quarantines
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.
"many animals die in quarantine"

verb
verb: quarantine; 3rd person present: quarantines; past tense: quarantined; past participle: quarantined; gerund or present participle: quarantining
impose isolation on (a person, animal, or place); put in quarantine.



So, if you feel you've been exposed you quarantine.

At no point should quarantine mean, everyone stay home...….. That's not "quarantine".

Definitions are descriptive,  not prescriptive, which is why definitions get addead after a word becomes used.