Sorry Harry has been missing in action, the office was hit with a whirlwind of germs, leaving most of us ill and a little snowed under! The office should have been placed under quarantine with the amount of bugs, but we are all back fighting fit and ready to rumble!
Definition: 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.
Synonyms: Seclusion, Segregation, Separation.
Example: « The horse had to spend several months in quarantine when it reached Britain. »