- to inoculate with the vaccine of cowpox so as to render the subject immune to smallpox.
- to inoculate with the modified virus of any of various other diseases, as a preventive measure.
- to perform or practice vaccination.
Origin of vaccinate
Related Words for vaccinateinoculate, protect, immunize, treat, inject, prevent, mitigate, variolate
Examples from the Web for vaccinate
Contemporary Examples of vaccinate
From a pediatric ICU in Melbourne, Australia, to an elevator in Brooklyn, we see just how harmful refusing to vaccinate can be.Hey Anti-Vaxxers, Watch NOVA: Vaccines--Calling the Shots
September 11, 2014
One look at those numbers is all it takes to realize how absurd the decision not to vaccinate is.The $1 Billion Reason to Vaccinate
June 12, 2014
The parents who refused to vaccinate their kids are the reason behind the measles resurrecting themselves in New York.ICYMI: Best of The Beast This Week
The Daily Beast
March 16, 2014
Refusing to vaccinate your children means you are contributing to a worsening public health crisis.Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC.
March 13, 2014
And then this: I always ask if the children are vaccinated, or if the parents intend to vaccinate once the child is born.Pediatrician: Vaccinate Your Kids—Or Get Out of My Office
January 30, 2014
Historical Examples of vaccinate
If I can only see the doctor by himself, she thought, and get him to vaccinate me and say nothing about it.
Dr Earle ought to vaccinate me, but I am afraid to speak to him.
For some inscrutable reason the Rebels decided to vaccinate us all.Andersonville, Volume 1
As he lay on the nurses lap I was obliged to sit on the ground to vaccinate him.At the Court of the Amr
John Alfred Gray
Infidelity,—that is to say, science,— said: "Vaccinate him."The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 5 (of 12)
Robert G. Ingersoll
- to inoculate (a person) with a vaccine so as to produce immunity against a specific disease
Word Origin and History for vaccinate
1803, back-formation from vaccination. Related: Vaccinated; vaccinating.
- To inoculate with a vaccine in order to produce immunity to an infectious disease such as diphtheria or typhus.