inoculate

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From Middle English inoculate, from Latin inoculātus, perfect passive participle of inoculō (ingraft an eye or bud of one plant into (another), implant), from in (in) + oculus (an eye).

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inoculate (third-person singular simple present inoculates, present participle inoculating, simple past and past participle inoculated)

  1. (transitive, immunology) To introduce an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.
  2. (transitive, by extension) To safeguard or protect something as if by inoculation.
  3. To add one substance to another; to spike.
    The culture medium was inoculated with selenium to investigate the rate of uptake.
  4. To graft by inserting buds.
    to inoculate the bud of one tree or plant into another
    to inoculate a tree
  5. (figuratively) To introduce into the mind (used especially of harmful ideas or principles); to imbue.
    to inoculate someone with treason or infidelity

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inoculate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of inoculare
  2. second-person plural imperative of inoculare
  3. feminine plural of inoculato

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inoculāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of inoculō