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Inoculate vs. Vaccinate

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Inoculateverb

To introduce an antigenic substance or vaccine into something (e.g. the body) or someone, such as to produce immunity to a specific disease.

Vaccinateverb

Treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease.

Inoculateverb

To safeguard or protect something as if by inoculation.

Vaccinateverb

To inoculate with the cowpox by means of a virus, called vaccine, taken either directly or indirectly from cows; now, generally, to administer (by injection or otherwise) any vaccine with the objective of rendering the recipient immune to an infectious disease. One who has been thus immunized by vaccination is said to be vaccinated against a particular disease. One may be thus immunized (vaccinated) also by oral ingestion or inhalation of a vaccine.

Inoculateverb

To add one substance to another; to spike.

‘The culture medium was inoculated with selenium to investigate the rate of uptake.’;

Vaccinateverb

perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation;

‘We vaccinate against scarlet fever’; ‘The nurse vaccinated the children in the school’;

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Inoculateverb

To graft by inserting buds.

‘to inoculate the bud of one tree or plant into another’; ‘to inoculate a tree’;

Inoculateverb

(figurative) To introduce into the mind (used especially of harmful ideas or principles); to imbue; to implant.

‘to inoculate someone with treason or infidelity’;

Inoculateverb

To bud; to insert, or graft, as the bud of a tree or plant in another tree or plant.

Inoculateverb

To insert a foreign bud into; as, to inoculate a tree.

Inoculateverb

To communicate a disease to (a person) by inserting infectious matter in the skin or flesh, especially as a means of inducing immunological resistance to that or related diseases; as, to inoculate a person with the virus of smallpox, rabies, etc. See Vaccinate.

Inoculateverb

Fig.: To introduce into the mind; - used especially of harmful ideas or principles; to imbue; as, to inoculate one with treason or infidelity.

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Inoculateverb

To introduce microorganisms into (a growth medium), to cause the growth and multiplication of the microorganisms; as, to inoculate a fermentation vat with an actinomycete culture in order to produce streptomycin.

Inoculateverb

To graft by inserting buds.

Inoculateverb

To communicate disease by inoculation.

Inoculateverb

introduce an idea or attitude into the mind of;

‘My teachers inoculated me with their beliefs’;

Inoculateverb

introduce a micro-organism into

Inoculateverb

perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation;

‘We vaccinate against scarlet fever’; ‘The nurse vaccinated the children in the school’;

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Inoculateverb

insert a bud for propagation

Inoculateverb

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

Inoculateverb

treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease; vaccinate

‘he inoculated his tenants against smallpox’;

Inoculateverb

introduce (an infective agent) into an organism

‘the microorganism can be inoculated into laboratory animals’;

Inoculateverb

introduce (cells or organisms) into a culture medium

‘0.5 ml of the specimen was inoculated into each tissue culture flask’;

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