First recorded in 1800–10; back formation from vaccination (Source: dictionary.com)
Definitions of Vaccinate
verb (used with object)
- to inoculate with the vaccine of cowpox so as to render the subject immune to smallpox.
- to inoculate with the modified virus of any of various other diseases, as a preventive measure.
verb (used without object)
- to perform or practice vaccination.
- to inoculate (a person) with a vaccine so as to produce immunity against a specific disease
- To inoculate with a vaccine in order to produce immunity to an infectious disease such as diphtheria or typhus.
- Treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease; inoculate.
- : to administer a vaccine to usually by injection
- : to perform or practice vaccination
Example sentences for Vaccinate
- From a pediatric ICU in Melbourne, Australia, to an elevator in Brooklyn, we see just how harmful refusing to vaccinate can be.
- One look at those numbers is all it takes to realize how absurd the decision not to vaccinate is.
- The parents who refused to vaccinate their kids are the reason behind the measles resurrecting themselves in New York.
- Refusing to vaccinate your children means you are contributing to a worsening public health crisis.
- And then this: I always ask if the children are vaccinated, or if the parents intend to vaccinate once the child is born.
- Dr Earle ought to vaccinate me, but I am afraid to speak to him.
- It is wise to vaccinate babies before the teething period—from the third to the sixth month.
- Polly told me that yesterday she tried to vaccinate the cat, with a mixture of ground chalk and vinegar!
- If I can only see the doctor by himself, she thought, and get him to vaccinate me and say nothing about it.
- The age and other circumstances under which it is best to vaccinate children constitute a point for practical consideration.
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