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Princeton's WordNet

  1. variolation, variolization(noun)

    the obsolete process of inoculating a susceptible person with material taken from a vesicle of a person who has smallpox

Wiktionary

  1. variolation(Noun)

    The inoculation of a person with smallpox so as to induce a mild form of the illness and subsequent immunity to it.

  2. Origin: Compare variola, -ation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Variolation(noun)

    inoculation with smallpox

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