vaccinate

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verb vac·ci·nate \ˈvak-sə-ˌnāt\

Definition of vaccinate

vaccinated

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vaccinating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to administer a vaccine to usually by injection

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to perform or practice vaccination

vaccinator

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Examples of vaccinate in a Sentence

  1. We vaccinate all the animals that come to our shelter.

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Origin and Etymology of vaccinate

earlier, “to inoculate with fluid from a cowpox pustule,” back-formation from vaccination; in later extended sense, in part borrowed from French vacciner, verbal derivative of vaccin vaccine


VACCINATE Defined for English Language Learners

vaccinate

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Definition of vaccinate for English Language Learners

  • medical : to give (a person or an animal) a vaccine to prevent infection by a disease


VACCINATE Defined for Kids

vaccinate

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verb vac·ci·nate \ˈvak-sə-ˌnāt\

Definition of vaccinate for Students

vaccinated

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vaccinating

  1. :  to give a vaccine to usually by injection


Medical Dictionary

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vaccinate

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verb vac·ci·nate \ˈvak-sə-ˌnāt\

Medical Definition of vaccinate

vaccinated

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vaccinating

  1. 1

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to inoculate (a person) with cowpox virus in order to produce immunity to smallpox

  4. 2:  to administer a vaccine to usually by injection

  5. intransitive verb

  6. :  to perform or practice vaccination


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vaccinate

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noun vac·ci·nate \ˈvak-sə-ˌnāt, -nət\

Medical Definition of vaccinate

  1. :  a vaccinated individual



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