What does vaccinate mean?

Definitions for vaccinateˈvæk səˌneɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vaccinate.

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. Paul Offit:

    I've never seen this level of anger at parents who've chosen not to vaccinate their children.

  3. John Glisson:

    We know we can't just vaccinate the birds and live with the virus, we've got to get rid of this virus.

  4. Carly Fiorina:

    We are talking about contagious diseases and I would certainly encourage parents to vaccinate their children.

  5. Tony Yang:

    If you live in a rich, white community where lots of people don't vaccinate their kids, that could be dangerous.

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