Vaccinate

/ˈvaksɪneɪt/

Origin

First recorded in 1800–10; back formation from vaccination (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Vaccinate

Vaccinate

verb (used with object)

  1. to inoculate with the vaccine of cowpox so as to render the subject immune to smallpox.
  2. to inoculate with the modified virus of any of various other diseases, as a preventive measure.

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Vaccinate

verb (used without object)

  1. to perform or practice vaccination.

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Vaccinate

verb

  1. to inoculate (a person) with a vaccine so as to produce immunity against a specific disease

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Vaccinate

v.

  1. To inoculate with a vaccine in order to produce immunity to an infectious disease such as diphtheria or typhus.

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Vaccinate

verb

  1. Treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease; inoculate.

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Vaccinate

verb

  1. : to administer a vaccine to usually by injection
  2. : to perform or practice vaccination

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Example sentences for Vaccinate

  1. From a pediatric ICU in Melbourne, Australia, to an elevator in Brooklyn, we see just how harmful refusing to vaccinate can be.
  2. One look at those numbers is all it takes to realize how absurd the decision not to vaccinate is.
  3. The parents who refused to vaccinate their kids are the reason behind the measles resurrecting themselves in New York.
  4. Refusing to vaccinate your children means you are contributing to a worsening public health crisis.
  5. And then this: I always ask if the children are vaccinated, or if the parents intend to vaccinate once the child is born.
  6. Dr Earle ought to vaccinate me, but I am afraid to speak to him.
  7. It is wise to vaccinate babies before the teething period—from the third to the sixth month.
  8. Polly told me that yesterday she tried to vaccinate the cat, with a mixture of ground chalk and vinegar!
  9. If I can only see the doctor by himself, she thought, and get him to vaccinate me and say nothing about it.
  10. The age and other circumstances under which it is best to vaccinate children constitute a point for practical consideration.

Related words & Synonyms

inoculate, protect, immunize, treat, inject, prevent, mitigate, variolate

Nearby words

vacationland , vacaville , vacay , vaccina , vaccinal , vaccination , vaccinator , vaccine , vaccine lymph , vaccine point

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