variolation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

variola +‎ -ation

Noun[edit]

variolation (countable and uncountable, plural variolations)

  1. (historical) The inoculation of a person with smallpox so as to induce a mild form of the illness and subsequent immunity to it.