reinoculate

verb re·in·oc·u·late \ (ˌ)rē-i-ˈnä-kyə-ˌlāt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reinoculate

reinoculated; reinoculating
: 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

play \(ˌ)rē-i-ˌnä-kyə-ˈlā-shən\ noun, plural reinoculations
    • reinoculation of the soil with beneficial rhizobial bacteria

First Known Use of reinoculate

1654

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