Definition of Inoculate in English :

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Inoculate meaning in English

Meaning of Inoculate in English

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Inoculate pronunciation in English

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1. inoculate

introduce an idea or attitude into the mind of

Example Sentences:
'My teachers inoculated me with their beliefs'

2. inoculate

introduce a microorganism into

3. immunise, immunize, inoculate, vaccinate

perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation

Example Sentences:
'We vaccinate against scarlet fever'
'The nurse vaccinated the children in the school'

4. inoculate

insert a bud for propagation

5. inoculate

impregnate with the virus or germ of a disease in order to render immune

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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to introduce (the causative agent of a disease) into the body of (a person or animal), in order to induce immunity
2. (transitive)
to introduce (microorganisms, esp bacteria) into (a culture medium)
3. (transitive)
to cause to be influenced or imbued, as with ideas or opinions

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verb transitiveWord forms: inˈocuˌlated or inˈocuˌlating
to inject a serum, vaccine, etc. into (a living organism), esp. in order to create immunity
to communicate (a disease) in this way
to put or implant microorganisms into (soil, a culture medium, etc.) to develop a culture, stimulate growth, fix nitrogen, etc.
to introduce ideas, etc. into the mind of; imbue

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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).

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