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in·oc·u·late

 (ĭ-nŏk′yə-lāt′)
tr.v. in·oc·u·lat·ed, in·oc·u·lat·ing, in·oc·u·lates
1. To introduce a serum, vaccine, or antigenic substance into (the body of a person or animal), especially to produce or boost immunity to a specific disease.
2. To communicate a disease to (a living organism) by transferring its causative agent into the organism.
3. To implant microorganisms or infectious material into (a culture medium).
4. To safeguard as if by inoculation; protect: "A lapsed idealist, [she] has been inoculated against life's disappointments by her own skepticism" (John Lahr).
5. To introduce an idea or attitude into the mind of: "Young people ... are inoculated with the fervor, and are heard about the streets, singing the temperance songs" (Walt Whitman).

[Middle English inoculaten, to graft a scion, from Latin inoculāre, inoculāt- : in-, in; see in-2 + oculus, eye, bud; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]

in·oc′u·la′tive adj.
in·oc′u·la′tor n.

inoculate

(ɪˈnɒkjʊˌleɪt)
vb
1. (Medicine) to introduce (the causative agent of a disease) into the body of (a person or animal), in order to induce immunity
2. (Microbiology) (tr) to introduce (microorganisms, esp bacteria) into (a culture medium)
3. (tr) to cause to be influenced or imbued, as with ideas or opinions
[C15: from Latin inoculāre to implant, from in-2 + oculus eye, bud]
inˌocuˈlation n
inˈoculative adj
inˈocuˌlator n

in•oc•u•late

(ɪˈnɒk yəˌleɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. v.t.
1. to inject or implant (a vaccine, microorganism, antibody, or antigen) into the body in order to protect against, treat, or study a disease.
2. to affect or treat (a person, animal, or plant) in this manner.
3. to introduce (microorganisms) into surroundings suited to their growth, as a culture medium.
4. to imbue (a person), as with ideas; indoctrinate.
v.i.
5. to perform inoculation.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin inoculāre to graft by budding implant =in- in-2 + -oculāre to graft, derivative of oculus eye, bud]
in•oc′u•la`tive (-ˌleɪ tɪv, -lə-) adj.
in•oc′u•la`tor, n.

inoculate


Past participle: inoculated
Gerund: inoculating

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Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.inoculate - introduce an idea or attitude into the mind of; "My teachers inoculated me with their beliefs"
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
2.inoculate - introduce a microorganism into
put in, stick in, inclose, insert, introduce, enclose - introduce; "Insert your ticket here"
seed - inoculate with microorganisms
3.inoculate - perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculationinoculate - perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation; "We vaccinate against scarlet fever"; "The nurse vaccinated the children in the school"
practice of medicine, medicine - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; "he studied medicine at Harvard"
inject, shoot - give an injection to; "We injected the glucose into the patient's vein"
4.inoculate - insert a bud for propagation
propagate - cause to propagate, as by grafting or layering
5.inoculate - impregnate with the virus or germ of a disease in order to render immune
impregnate - fertilize and cause to grow; "the egg was impregnated"
Translations
يُلَقِّح، يُطَعِّم
očkovat
vaccinere
beolt
bólusetja
skiepijimasskiepyti
potēt
aşı yapmak

inoculate

[ɪˈnɒkjʊleɪt] VT [+ person, animal] → vacunar
to inoculate sb against sthvacunar a algn contra algo
to inoculate sb with sthinocular algo a algn

inoculate

[ɪˈnɒkjuleɪt] vt
to inoculate sb against sth → vacciner qn contre qch
to inoculate sb with sth → inoculer qch à qn

inoculate

vt personimpfen (against gegen); to inoculate somebody with a virusjdm einen Virus einimpfen

inoculate

[ɪˈnɒkjʊˌleɪt] vt to inoculate sb with sthinoculare qn con qc
to inoculate sb against sth → vaccinare qn contro qc

inoculate

(iˈnokjuleit) verb
to give (a person etc) a mild form of a disease, usually by injecting germs into his body, so as to prevent him from catching a more serious form. Has he been inoculated against diphtheria?
iˌnocuˈlation noun

in·oc·u·late

v. inocular, inmunizar, vacunar.

inoculate

vt inocular
References in classic literature ?
Doctor Boyleston, likewise, inoculated many persons; and while hundreds died who had caught the contagion from the garments of the sick, almost all were preserved who followed the wise physician's advice.
As for "lung sick," which is a dreadful form of pneumonia, very prevalent in this country, they had all been inoculated against it.
His wife, by dint of constant repetition, had inoculated him with her own belief in herself.
But he was aware of renewed strength, and, by then too thoroughly inoculated by the mosquito poison to suffer further inflammation, he closed his eyes and slept an unbroken stretch till sun-up.
Wardle, should proceed to the spot where was to be held that trial of skill, which had roused all Muggleton from its torpor, and inoculated Dingley Dell with a fever of excitement.
Four calves were experimentally inoculated with highly pathogenic avian influenza virus A/cat/Germany/ R606/2006 (H5N1) isolated from a cat in 2006.
Two of 9 subcutaneously inoculated birds died or were euthanatized at 8 or 9 days postinfection (DPI) after <24 hours of lethargy and recumbency.
The federal government said immunizations are voluntary for health care workers, and military personnel with high risk factors won't be inoculated but can deploy with their units overseas.
studied ground beef inoculated with Escherichia coli O157:H7.
They also reported that the particles associated with graphite had a lower manganese to sulfur (Mn/S) ratio than the matrix-embedded particles, and that Ca-FeSi and Sr-FeSi inoculated irons had a lower Mn/S than high-purity Fe-Si treated irons.
We also encourage any guests of the restaurant who believe they should be inoculated to take advantage of the inoculation program being provided by the Board of Health.
cerevisiae were achieved in ambient-temperature inoculated beer treated at 45 kV per cm for 804 [micro]s.