What does vaccinate mean?

Definitions for vaccinateˈvæk səˌneɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"


  1. Vaccinate(v. t.)

    To inoculate with the cowpox by means of a virus, called vaccine, taken either directly or indirectly from cows; now, generally, to administer (by injection or otherwise) any vaccine with the objective of rendering the recipient immune to an infectious disease. One who has been thus immunized by vaccination is said to be vaccinated against a particular disease. One may be thus immunized (vaccinated) also by oral ingestion or inhalation of a vaccine.

  2. Origin: [See Vaccine.]


  1. vaccinate(Verb)

    Treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vaccinate(verb)

    to inoculate with the cowpox by means of a virus, called vaccine, taken either directly or indirectly from cows

  2. Origin: [See Vaccine.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vaccinate

    vak′si-nāt, v.t. to inoculate with the cowpox as a preventive against smallpox.—adjs. Vaccig′enous, producing vaccine; Vac′cinal, pertaining to vaccine or to vaccination.—ns. Vaccinā′tion; Vac′cinātor, one who vaccinates.—adj. Vac′cine, pertaining to or derived from cows: of or relating to vaccinia or vaccination.—n. the virus of cowpox or vaccinia used in the process of vaccination.—n. Vaccin′ia, an eruptive disease occurring in cattle—also Vaccī′na. [L. vaccīnusvacca, a cow.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vaccinate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vaccinate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mary Ann Block:

    The thing about it is the people who want to vaccinate should be able to vaccinate.

  2. Mary Ann Block:

    I had measles. My mother had measles. We all had measles, the thing about it is the people who want to vaccinate should be able to vaccinate.

  3. Brendan Nyhan:

    Neither intervention had a significant effect on intention to vaccinate, and we probably overestimate how likely messaging is to change people minds about vaccines.

  4. Paul Offit:

    So is it possible that people who are asymptomatically shedding polio virus walk into this country? I think it happens all the time, and if enough people choose not to vaccinate, then these diseases come back and that's what we're seeing.

  5. Kasia Sawicka:

    Logistically speaking, if you think of a rapidly spreading pandemic, having the ability to vaccinate a large number of people is really the only way we know to date how to deal with it. If you need to train emergency personnel, that presents a problem. What if we had a way to vaccinate people by just telling them to stick on a Band-Aid? because the payload can be delivered to areas where it’s needed rapidly— no special handling required— then applied to the skin by someone whose sophistication is limited to that of applying a Band-Aid… it becomes possible to address these major challenges that have long bedeviled the health care profession in delivering vaccines to underserved areas.

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