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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.]
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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Past participle: inoculated
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|Verb||1.||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|
seed - inoculate with microorganisms
|3.||inoculate - 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"
|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"
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inoculate[ɪˈnɒkjʊleɪt] VT [+ person, animal] → vacunar
to inoculate sb against sth → vacunar a algn contra algo
to inoculate sb with sth → inocular 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
to inoculate sb against sth → vacciner qn contre qch
to inoculate sb with sth → inoculer qch à qn
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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 sth → inoculare qn con qc
to inoculate sb against sth → vaccinare qn contro qc
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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? ent يُلَقِّح، يُطَعِّم ваксинирам inocular očkovat impfen vaccinere εμβολιάζωinocular, vacunar kaitsepookima مایه کوبی کردن؛ تلقیح کردن rokottaa vacciner לְחָסֵן टीका लगाना cijepiti beolt memberi vaksinasi bólusetja vaccinare 予防接種する 예방 접종하다 skiepyti potēt menginokulasi inentenvaksinereszczepić ستنيى وهل vacinar a vaccina делать прививку očkovať cepiti vakcinisati [skydds]ympa, vaccinera ฉีด (วัคซีน) aşı yapmak 打預防針 робити запобіжне щеплення بیماری سے بچاؤ کا ٹیکہ لگانا tiêm chủng 给...作预防注射iˌnocuˈlation noun
inenting تَلْقيح، تَطْعيم ваксинация vacina očkování die Impfung vaccination εμβολιασμόςvacuna kaitsepookimine تلقیح rokotus vaccination, inoculationחיסון टीका cijepljenje (be)oltás vaksinasi bólusetning vaccinazione 予防接種 예방 접종 skiepijimas potēšana inokulasi inentingvaksinasjon, vaksineringszczepienie ستنې وهنه ، خال وهنه vacina vaccinare; inoculare прививка očkovanie cepljenje vakcinacija [skydds]ympning, vaccinering ปลูกฝี; การฉีดวัคซีน aşı 預防接種 щеплення ٹیکہ لگانا sự tiêm chủng 预防接种
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v. inocular, inmunizar, vacunar.
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