Definitions for inoculateɪˈnɒk yəˌleɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inoculate(verb)

    introduce an idea or attitude into the mind of

    "My teachers inoculated me with their beliefs"

  2. inoculate(verb)

    introduce a microorganism into

  3. 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"

  4. inoculate(verb)

    insert a bud for propagation

  5. inoculate(verb)

    impregnate with the virus or germ of a disease in order to render immune

GCIDE

  1. Inoculate(v. t.)

    (Microbiology) To introduce microorganisms into (a growth medium), to cause the growth and multiplication of the microorganisms; as, to inoculate a fermentation vat with an actinomycete culture in order to produce streptomycin.

  2. Inoculate(v. t.)

    (Med.) To communicate a disease to (a person) by inserting infectious matter in the skin or flesh, especially as a means of inducing immunological resistance to that or related diseases; as, to inoculate a person with the virus of smallpox, rabies, etc. See Vaccinate.

  3. Origin: [L. inoculatus, p. p. of inoculare to ingraft; pref. in- in, on + oculare to furnish with eyes, fr. oculus an eye, also, a bud. See Ocular.]

Wiktionary

  1. inoculate(Verb)

    To introduce an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.

  2. inoculate(Verb)

    To safeguard or protect something as if by inoculation.

  3. inoculate(Verb)

    To add one substance to another. To spike

    The culture medium was inoculated with selenium to investigate the rate of uptake.

  4. inoculate(Verb)

    To graft by inserting buds.

  5. Origin: From inoculate, from inoculatus, perfect passive participle of inoculo, from in + oculus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inoculate(verb)

    to bud; to insert, or graft, as the bud of a tree or plant in another tree or plant

  2. Inoculate(verb)

    to insert a foreign bud into; as, to inoculate a tree

  3. Inoculate(verb)

    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

  4. Inoculate(verb)

    fig.: To introduce into the mind; -- used especially of harmful ideas or principles; to imbue; as, to inoculate one with treason or infidelity

  5. Inoculate(verb)

    to graft by inserting buds

  6. Inoculate(verb)

    to communicate disease by inoculation

  7. Origin: [L. inoculatus, p. p. of inoculare to ingraft; pref. in- in, on + oculare to furnish with eyes, fr. oculus an eye, also, a bud. See Ocular.]


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