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ɪˈnɒk yəˌleɪtin·oc·u·late

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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.

    Etymology: [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.]

  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.

    Etymology: [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.

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

  2. inoculate(Verb)

    To safeguard or protect something as if by inoculation.

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

  3. inoculate(Verb)

    To add one substance to another. To spike

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

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

  4. inoculate(Verb)

    To graft by inserting buds.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Inoculate(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Inoculate(verb)

    to graft by inserting buds

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Inoculate(verb)

    to communicate disease by inoculation

    Etymology: [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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inoculate

    in-ok′ū-lāt, v.t. to insert a bud for propagation: to engraft: to communicate disease by inserting matter in the skin.—v.i. to propagate by budding: to practise inoculation.—adj. Inoc′ulable.—n. Inoculā′tion, act or practice of inoculating: insertion of the buds of one plant into another: the communication of disease to a healthy subject by the introduction of a specific germ or animal poison into his system by puncture or otherwise.—adjs. Inoculā′tive, Inoculā′tory.—n. Inoc′ulator. [L. inoculāre, -ātumin, into, oculus, an eye.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inoculate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inoculate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of inoculate in a Sentence

  1. Nancy Pelosi:

    We have to inoculate against that, we have to be prepared for that.

  2. Stefan Smith:

    What they're trying to do is funnel everybody into this casino ... and hopefully keep them there and hopefully inoculate them from bad news, (The goal is to) make it harder to get voters out of their ecosystem so that they can save them for November.

  3. House Democrats into power:

    That's not why I do these things. I'm not here to inoculate House Democrats into power.

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