verb (used with object), in·oc·u·lat·ed, in·oc·u·lat·ing.
verb (used without object), in·oc·u·lat·ed, in·oc·u·lat·ing.
Origin of inoculate
Examples from the Web for uninoculated
Eventually they withered and dwindled and were in the end no different from the uninoculated grass.Greener Than You Think|Ward Moore
At the end of May, he visited 89 houses, in 62 of which both inoculated and uninoculated were living together.
If this experiment had failed, the results, judged by the actual mortality among the uninoculated, would have been appalling.
One of the two uninoculated women died of plague two days after the boy, she having been in attendance upon him.
Out of this number 429 were inoculated; which, if the population be reckoned at 1000 exactly, left 571 uninoculated.
Word Origin for inoculate
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.