Quarantine’ named Cambridge Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2020

Cambridge Dictionary has named ‘quarantine’ as Word of the Year 2020. The phrase has been named the phrase of the 12 months primarily based on knowledge that confirmed that it was one of the crucial extremely searched phrases on the Cambridge Dictionary this 12 months. Cambridge editors have observed that individuals are utilizing the phrase in a brand new method this 12 months describing a “general period of time in which people are not allowed to leave their homes or travel freely so that they do not catch or spread a disease.” This new sense of quarantine has now been added to the Cambridge Dictionary.

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“Quarantine was the only word to rank in the top five for both search spikes and overall views (more than 183,000 by early November), with the largest spike in searches (28,545) seen in the week of March 18-24, when many countries around the world went into lockdown as a result of Covid-19,” as per an official launch.

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