vaccinate

[vak-suh-neyt] Medicine/Medical.
verb (used with object), vaccinated, vaccinating.
1.
to inoculate with the vaccine of cowpox so as to render the subject immune to smallpox.
2.
to inoculate with the modified virus of any of various other diseases, as a preventive measure.
verb (used without object), vaccinated, vaccinating.
3.
to perform or practice vaccination.

Origin:
1800–10; back formation from vaccination

prevaccinate, verb (used with object), prevaccinated, prevaccinating.
revaccinate, verb (used with object), revaccinated, revaccinating.
unvaccinated, adjective
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vaccinate (ˈvæksɪˌneɪt)
 
vb
to inoculate (a person) with a vaccine so as to produce immunity against a specific disease
 
'vaccinator
 
n

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vaccinate
1803, from vaccination.
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vaccinate vac·ci·nate (vāk'sə-nāt')
v. vac·ci·nat·ed, vac·ci·nat·ing, vac·ci·nates
To inoculate with a vaccine in order to produce immunity to an infectious disease such as diphtheria or typhus.


vac'ci·na'tor n.
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Example sentences
Vaccinate animals to prevent encephalitis caused by the rabies virus.
No one's suggesting utilizing a vaccine as you can't vaccinate for a bacterial
  infection.
Vaccinate the natural, sell the artificial everyone.
See the current debate regarding whether to vaccinate or not.
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