reinoculate

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

Definition of reinoculate

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

Other Words from reinoculate

reinoculation \ (ˌ)rē-​i-​ˌnä-​kyə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce reinoculation (audio) \ noun, plural reinoculations
reinoculation of the soil with beneficial rhizobial bacteria

First Known Use of reinoculate

1654, in the meaning defined above

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“Reinoculate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reinoculate. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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