Definitions for inoculateɪˈnɒk yəˌleɪt
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introduce an idea or attitude into the mind of
"My teachers inoculated me with their beliefs"
introduce a microorganism into
immunize, immunise, inoculate, vaccinate(verb)
perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation
"We vaccinate against scarlet fever"; "The nurse vaccinated the children in the school"
insert a bud for propagation
impregnate with the virus or germ of a disease in order to render immune
To introduce an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.
To safeguard or protect something as if by inoculation.
To add one substance to another. To spike
The culture medium was inoculated with selenium to investigate the rate of uptake.
To graft by inserting buds.
Origin: From inoculate, from inoculatus, perfect passive participle of inoculo, from in + oculus.
to bud; to insert, or graft, as the bud of a tree or plant in another tree or plant
to insert a foreign bud into; as, to inoculate a tree
to communicate a disease to ( a person ) by inserting infectious matter in the skin or flesh; as, to inoculate a person with the virus of smallpox,rabies, etc. See Vaccinate
fig.: To introduce into the mind; -- used especially of harmful ideas or principles; to imbue; as, to inoculate one with treason or infidelity
to graft by inserting buds
to communicate disease by inoculation
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