variolate

variolate

[vair-ee-uh-leyt, -lit]
adjective Pathology.
resembling smallpox, as a lesion.

Origin:
1785–95; variol(a) + -ate1

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variolate (ˈvɛərɪəˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to inoculate with the smallpox virus
 
adj
2.  marked or pitted with or as if with the scars of smallpox
 
[C18: from variola]
 
vario'lation
 
n
 
varioli'zation
 
n
 
varioli'sation
 
n

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variolate var·i·o·late (vâr'ē-ə-lāt', vār'-)
adj.
Having pustules or pitted scars like those of smallpox. v. var·i·o·lat·ed, var·i·o·lat·ing, var·i·o·lates
To inoculate with smallpox virus.

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