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Verb: inoculate  i'nók-yu,leyt
  1. Introduce an idea or attitude into the mind of
    "My teachers inoculated me with their beliefs"
  2. Introduce a microorganism into
  3. (medicine) perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation
    "We inoculate against scarlet fever";
    - immunize, immunise [Brit], vaccinate, vax [informal], jab [Brit, informal]
  4. Insert a bud for propagation
  5. Impregnate with the virus or germ of a disease in order to render immune

Derived forms: inoculates, inoculated, inoculating

Type of: enclose, impregnate, inclose, inform, inject, insert, introduce, propagate, put in, shoot, stick in

Encyclopedia: Inoculate