The ensuing hysteria persuaded some parents not to inoculate their kids for fear of triggering autism.
A deeply-held belief in moral integrity does not inoculate one from mistakes, weakness and failure.
First, the two sides understood that minimal advance assurances were needed to inoculate the meeting against a debacle.
But even before adults enter their senior years, children are not a surefire way to inoculate against loneliness.
The commander of the Continental Army realized that if he did not inoculate his army against smallpox, he might not have an army.
When cold, inoculate with a culture of Penicillium brevicaule, and keep at a temperature of 37° C.
Can we not inoculate them with smallpox, or set bloodhounds to track them?
The father in vain attempted to inoculate him with a love of labor; but Phelim would not receive the infection.
But it was decided to divide them into two equal groups, and inoculate one group.
Employ one portion of the final deposit to inoculate guinea pigs.
mid-15c., "implant a bud into a plant," from Latin inoculatus, past participle of inoculare "graft in, implant," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + oculus "bud," originally "eye" (see eye (n.)). Meaning "implant germs of a disease to produce immunity" first recorded (in inoculation) 1714, originally in reference to smallpox. After 1799, often used in sense of "to vaccine inoculate." Related: Inoculated; inoculating.
inoculate in·oc·u·late (ĭ-nŏk'yə-lāt')
v. in·oc·u·lat·ed, in·oc·u·lat·ing, in·oc·u·lates
To introduce a serum, a vaccine, or an antigenic substance into the body of a person or an animal, especially as a means to produce or boost immunity to a specific disease.
To implant microorganisms or infectious material into or on a culture medium.
To communicate a disease to a living organism by transferring its causative agent into the organism.