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cohort
 v.— «As patients entered, they were “cohorted,” in medical lingo, meaning that they were separated from the general population and quarantined in a 40-foot hallway (normally a psychiatric emergency area), lined with molded plastic chairs, sealed by glass doors at either end, a giant fish tank of people in face masks.» —“At the Hospital, the Faces of Fear and Swine Flu” by Anemona Hartocollis New York Times May 22, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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