inoculate


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to inoculate: inoculum

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

inoculate


Past participle: inoculated
Gerund: inoculating

Imperative
inoculate
inoculate
Present
I inoculate
you inoculate
he/she/it inoculates
we inoculate
you inoculate
they inoculate
Preterite
I inoculated
you inoculated
he/she/it inoculated
we inoculated
you inoculated
they inoculated
Present Continuous
I am inoculating
you are inoculating
he/she/it is inoculating
we are inoculating
you are inoculating
they are inoculating
Present Perfect
I have inoculated
you have inoculated
he/she/it has inoculated
we have inoculated
you have inoculated
they have inoculated
Past Continuous
I was inoculating
you were inoculating
he/she/it was inoculating
we were inoculating
you were inoculating
they were inoculating
Past Perfect
I had inoculated
you had inoculated
he/she/it had inoculated
we had inoculated
you had inoculated
they had inoculated
Future
I will inoculate
you will inoculate
he/she/it will inoculate
we will inoculate
you will inoculate
they will inoculate
Future Perfect
I will have inoculated
you will have inoculated
he/she/it will have inoculated
we will have inoculated
you will have inoculated
they will have inoculated
Future Continuous
I will be inoculating
you will be inoculating
he/she/it will be inoculating
we will be inoculating
you will be inoculating
they will be inoculating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been inoculating
you have been inoculating
he/she/it has been inoculating
we have been inoculating
you have been inoculating
they have been inoculating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been inoculating
you will have been inoculating
he/she/it will have been inoculating
we will have been inoculating
you will have been inoculating
they will have been inoculating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been inoculating
you had been inoculating
he/she/it had been inoculating
we had been inoculating
you had been inoculating
they had been inoculating
Conditional
I would inoculate
you would inoculate
he/she/it would inoculate
we would inoculate
you would inoculate
they would inoculate
Past Conditional
I would have inoculated
you would have inoculated
he/she/it would have inoculated
we would have inoculated
you would have inoculated
they would have inoculated
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

inoculate

[ɪˈnɒkjuleɪt] vt
to inoculate sb against sth → vacciner qn contre qch
to inoculate sb with sth → inoculer qch à qn
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

inoculate

vt personimpfen (against gegen); to inoculate somebody with a virusjdm einen Virus einimpfen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

inoculate

[ɪˈnɒkjʊˌleɪt] vt to inoculate sb with sthinoculare qn con qc
to inoculate sb against sth → vaccinare qn contro qc
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

in·oc·u·late

v. inocular, inmunizar, vacunar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

inoculate

vt inocular
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
The one thing they have eternally tried, and are eternally trying, is to inoculate one animal outside man with the leprosy that is peculiar to man.
They had tried to inoculate him with a love of poetry at school, but it had not taken.
PESHAWAR -- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department on Monday launched a three-day polio vaccination campaign with an objective of inoculate each and every child of the district.
PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department on Monday launched a three-day polio vaccination campaign with an objective of inoculate each and every child of the district.
'Measles is a communicable and contagious disease but it is fully preventable,' said the DG while adding that the target for 12-day anti-measles campaign was to inoculate 19 million children between six and 83 months of age in the province.
Vaccines are changed each year in a bid to inoculate people against the strains of virus which are most likely to cause illness in the upcoming flu season.
Three different strains of agrobacterium (LBA 4404, GV 3101 and AGL1) were used to inoculate radish plants.
The first step in our method used to inoculate mice with tumor tissues was to subcutaneously inject the MKN-45 cell suspension, which led to the formation of tumors.
Maize yields were 1313, 1885, 1323, 1635, 1875, 1817, and 1573 kg[ha.sup.-1], respectively, in 2016 for continuous maize, maize after noninoculated soybean, maize after inoculated soybean, maize after inoculate soybean with P, K, maize after inoculated soybean with fertisol, maize after inoculated soybean plus P, K and fertisol, and maize after inoculated soybean and recommended N, P, K, respectively (Figure 2).
If being inoculated was commonly seen as reasonable and prudent, then people could sue for injury resulting from those who failed to inoculate themselves or their children.