Cordon-sanitaire



[French kawr-dawn sa-nee-ter] /French kɔr dɔ̃ sa niˈtɛr/

noun, plural cordons sanitaires
[French kawr-dawn sa-nee-ter] /French kɔr dɔ̃ sæ niˈtɛr/ (Show IPA)
1.
a line around a quarantined area guarded to prevent the spread of a disease by restricting passage into or out of the area.
2.
a group of neighboring, generally neutral states forming a geographical barrier between two states having aggressive military or ideological aims against each other.
/kɔrdɔ̃ sanitɛr/
noun
1.
a guarded line serving to cut off an infected area
2.
a line of buffer states, esp when protecting a nation from infiltration or attack

cordon sanitaire cor·don sa·ni·taire (kôr-dôɴ’ sä-nē-târ’)
n.
A barrier designed to prevent a disease or other undesirable condition from spreading.

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