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Noun: inoculating  i'nó-kyu,ley-ting
  1. The act of protecting against disease by introducing a vaccine into the body to induce immunity
    "doctors examined the recruits but nurses did the inoculating";
    - vaccinating
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

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

Encyclopedia: Inoculate