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- (transitive, immunology) To introduce an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.
- (transitive, by extension) To safeguard or protect something as if by inoculation.
- To add one substance to another; to spike.
- The culture medium was inoculated with selenium to investigate the rate of uptake.
- To graft by inserting buds.
- to inoculate the bud of one tree or plant into another
- to inoculate a tree
- (figuratively) To introduce into the mind (used especially of harmful ideas or principles); to imbue.
- to inoculate someone with treason or infidelity
to provide immunity
- inoculate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- inoculate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911