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in·oc·u·late / iˈnäkyəˌlāt/ • v. [tr.] treat (a person or animal) with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease: he inoculated his tenants against smallpox.Compare with vaccinate. ∎  introduce (an infective agent) into an organism: it can be inoculated into laboratory animals. ∎  introduce (cells or organisms) into a culture medium. DERIVATIVES: in·oc·u·la·ble / -ləbəl/ adj. in·oc·u·la·tion / iˌnäkyəˈlāshən/ n. in·oc·u·la·tor / -ˌlātər/ n.

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inoculate set in (a bud or scion), bud (a plant) XV; implant (a disease); impregnate with the virus of a disease XVIII. f. pp. stem of L. inoculāre engraft, implant, f. IN-1 + oculus EYE, bud; see -ATE3.

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