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Vaccinate   Listen
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Vaccinate  v. t.  (past & past part. vaccinated; pres. part. vaccinating)  To inoculate with the cowpox by means of a virus, called vaccine, taken either directly or indirectly from cows; now, generally, to administer (by injection or otherwise) any vaccine with the objective of rendering the recipient immune to an infectious disease. One who has been thus immunized by vaccination is said to be vaccinated against a particular disease. One may be thus immunized (vaccinated) also by oral ingestion or inhalation of a vaccine.






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"Vaccinate" Quotes from Famous Books



... interferes with the freedom of the individual. It compels him to do certain things—e.g. vaccinate his children, admit inspectors on his premises—and it forbids him to do certain ...
— Problems of Poverty • John A. Hobson

... White exclaimed. "I think I'd rather fight Moros than vaccinate buffalo." He, too, had spent years in foreign warfare; his experiences are graphically ...
— I Married a Ranger • Dama Margaret Smith



Words linked to "Vaccinate" :   vaccine, practice of medicine, inoculate, immunise, immunize, shoot, vaccinating, vaccination, vaccinator



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