Cordon-sanitaire meaning

kôr-dôɴ' sä-nē-târ'
A barrier designed to prevent a disease or other undesirable condition from spreading.
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A chain of buffer states organized around a ideologically dangerous or potentially hostile nation.
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A barrier restraining free movement of people or goods, so as to keep a disease, infection, etc. from spreading from one locality into another.
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A belt of countries serving to isolate another country and check its aggressiveness or lessen its influence.
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A barrier designed to prevent a disease or other undesirable condition from spreading.
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A barrier (physical or administrative) to prevent the spread of disease.
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(by extension) Any barrier to the spread of anything deemed undesirable.
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Origin of cordon-sanitaire

  • French quarantine line cordon line sanitaire sanitary
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Borrowing from French cordon sanitaire.
    From Wiktionary