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Inoculate   /ɪnˈɑkjəlˌeɪt/   Listen

(past & past part. inoculated; pres. part. inoculating)
Introduce an idea or attitude into the mind of.
Introduce a microorganism into.
Perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation.  Synonyms: immunise, immunize, vaccinate.  "The nurse vaccinated the children in the school"
Insert a bud for propagation.
Impregnate with the virus or germ of a disease in order to render immune.

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"Inoculate" Quotes from Famous Books

... sophomores are secretly preparing to engage in exceedingly demoralizing, mischievous and reprehensible behavior, calculated to produce an unpleasant state of perturbation in the atmosphere of our household, inoculate a spirit of anarchy in their fellows, and detract from the dignity of our honored institution.' How's that ...
— Katherine's Sheaves • Mrs. Georgie Sheldon

... has to be taught to a child. The less this is done, the easier it is to inoculate him with religious notions, i. e., of miraculous revelation; otherwise one must be prepared for many questions that are ...
— The Mind of the Child, Part II • W. Preyer

... not only tried to inoculate the Church with Judaism, but strained every nerve to undermine the authority of St. Paul. They said that he had no authority to preach Christ unless it was derived through the Twelve, and they showed ...
— The Books of the New Testament • Leighton Pullan

... Jack, and in spite of the terror of snakes with which he has contrived slightly to inoculate me, I did make a short exploring journey into the woods. I wished to avoid a ploughed field, to the edge of which my wanderings had brought me; but my dash into the woodland, though unpunished by an encounter with snakes, brought me only into ...
— Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation - 1838-1839 • Frances Anne Kemble

... ill contrived. I remain firmly convinced that the main idea was correct and will be of service to future combatants. But it had one fault which I could not be aware of and which could only reveal itself in the practice. It is not impossible to inoculate men like Elkinson with an original and to them new idea, and even to impress it. On them in such a manner that they come to conceive of it as their own idea and are driven ...
— The Bride of Dreams • Frederik van Eeden

... been asserted that the disease may be transmitted by various kinds of insects which carry the bacilli from the sick and inoculate the healthy as they pierce the skin. When infection of the blood takes place from the intestines the carbuncles may be absent. It has already been stated that since anthrax spores live for several years, the disease may be contracted ...
— Special Report on Diseases of Cattle • U.S. Department of Agriculture

Words linked to "Inoculate" :   immunise, inject, insert, seed, impregnate, inoculant, inoculating, shoot, introduce, inclose, inform, enclose, propagate, stick in, put in, inoculation, medicine, practice of medicine, vaccinate, inoculator

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