follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

variolate

[vair-ee-uh-leyt, -lit] /ˈvɛər i əˌleɪt, -lɪt/
adjective, Pathology
1.
resembling smallpox, as a lesion.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; variol(a) + -ate1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for variolate

variolate

/ˈvɛərɪəˌleɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to inoculate with the smallpox virus
adjective
2.
marked or pitted with or as if with the scars of smallpox
Derived Forms
variolation, variolization, variolisation, noun
Word Origin
C18: from variola
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
variolate in Medicine

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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for variolate

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for variolate

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for variolate