reinoculate

verb

re·​in·​oc·​u·​late (ˌ)rē-i-ˈnä-kyə-ˌlāt How to pronounce reinoculate (audio)
reinoculated; reinoculating

transitive verb

: to inoculate (someone or something) again
Mulch in the spring to cover up any diseased debris left behind that could reinoculate the plants with blight.Carol Stocker
mice reinoculated with tumor cells
reinoculation noun
plural reinoculations
reinoculation of the soil with beneficial rhizobial bacteria

Word History

First Known Use

1654, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reinoculate was in 1654

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Cite this Entry

“Reinoculate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reinoculate. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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