variolate(redirected from variolating)
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Having pustules or marks like those of smallpox.
tr.v. var·i·o·lat·ed, var·i·o·lat·ing, var·i·o·lates
To inoculate with the smallpox virus.
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(Medicine) (tr) to inoculate with the smallpox virus
(Medicine) marked or pitted with or as if with the scars of smallpox
[C18: from variola]
ˌvarioˈlation, ˌvarioliˈzation, ˌvarioliˈsation n
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Past participle: variolated
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